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BREAKING: Former World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury Announces Return To Boxing

BREAKING: Former World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury Announces Return To Boxing

Just days removed from a stellar fight between David Haye and Tony Bellew at the O2 Arena in London, we've been greeted with some big boxing news.

That's because Tyson Fury has announced that he will return to Boxing on May 13 after 15 months away from the sport. An opponent has yet to be named by the self-proclaimed 'Gypsy King' and he says more details are to follow.

He posted the following on Twitter:

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Fury had teased a big announcement this morning when he told fans that some "massive news" was on the way.

The 28-year old had to relinquish his WBA, WBO and IBO World Heavyweight titles back in October after an investigation was launched into him reportedly failing a drugs test.

Fury confessed to Rolling Stones magazine in an interview that he has "done lots of cocaine."

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The undefeated boxer has been embroiled in controversy since claiming the heavyweight titles in one of the biggest shocks in Boxing history.

Fury pulled out of a scheduled rematch with Wladimir Klitschko twice amid reports of him being medically unfit to fight due to mental health concerns and a potential UKAD drug testing violation.

He had his Boxing licence suspended as a result of the events.

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Fury vs Klitschko
Fury vs Klitschko

In a statement on Hennessy Sports the former world champ said, "I feel that it is only fair and right and for the good of boxing to keep the titles active."

Fury was likely to be stripped of his belts by the two organisations and so the Mancunian opted to give them up.

Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko
Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko
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As a result of Fury vacating the belts, a big-money world heavyweight title between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko was scheduled and the two juggernauts will lock horns at Wembley Stadium on 29 April.

Fury has made it clear that he intended to reclaim the belts he never lost when he returned from a break from Boxing and now appears to be taking the first steps towards doing so.

Back in December, Fury's uncle and trainer Peter announced that Tyson would return in spring 2017 and targeted a fight with Deontay Wilder.

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Who would you like to see him come up against? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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