Controversial British boxer, Tyson Fury has hinted that he could be back in the ring in 2018 even as he awaits a UK anti-doping hearing to decipher if his boxing license will be given back to him. The 29 year old has not fought since defeating Vladimir Klitchsko back in 2015 and was stripped of his WBO, IBF and WBA belts in 2016 after being found guilty of susbtance abuse. He has flirted with the thought of retiring from the sport and has given a lot of different views about his future in the game. However, it would seem that the heavyweight is gearing up for a return to the ring if his latest tweets are to be believed.
He had social media purring on Thursday when he said “Be ready to fight in April 2018 in a great fight,” hl”And again in the summer in a mega fight and again in [the] back end of [the] year. Three big fights in 2018.”. Fury gained worldwide recognition with his unanimous decision win over Klitchsko in 2015 and was touted as the next big thing in the pugilist sport though he hasn’t lived up to that initial promise with a series of ill-advised comments and actions. He has looked out of shape in recent months, but is expected to returned to prim shape if he is to fight next year. He was ringside when his cousin, Hughie Fury lost to New Zealand’s Joseph Parker in a fight last month, ahead of his return gamble with paddy power free bet which offers the best odds.
Many believe that a fight with Anthony Joshua is inevitable given the anomisity between the pair. Fury has consistently goaded Joshua about his April knockout win over Klitschko which saw Joshua defeat the legendary Ukrainian. He said he toyed with Klitschkowho Joshua struggled with. Another fight the world may be in for is a clash between Fury and Deontay Wilder. The American knockout specialist has also called out Joshua but could meet up with Fury in what will be a hugely anticipated fight given that they are both unbeaten and both like to trash talk. Joseph Parker has also hinted at a fight with Fury, with his agent claiming that Old Trafford has been touted as a possible venue.
Fury is a 6ft 9inches beast known for his goading and taunting in the ring, heavy punching, classy movement and ability to take huge body shots. The world heavyweight category is having one of its best eras with top fighters in their prime and with Fury poised to return to the ring, it has huge dimension to who the undisputed fighter is. Three fights in 2018 promises to be a knockout.