The transformation of Tyson Fury continues, Fury looking much lighter since he announced his intention to return to the ring after having his ban lifted, has issued a warning to his heavyweight rivals, particular Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder as his return to the ring nears.
Tyson still only 29 and the linear heavyweight champion has warned he will eat up his heavyweight rivals when he does indeed return to competitive action sometime later this year. Fury, of course, hasn’t boxed since he shocked Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 and has had to deal with his much documented personal problems and an alleged doping case since that big win over Klitschko.
In January the British Boxing Board of Control granted him a licence pending medical clearance and going off comments today from Fury, it looks like Fury has overcome that potential obstacle also. Tyson 25-0 will look to have a tune-up fight but is already targeting potential fights with Joshua and especially one with Wilder.
Despite his long lay off and his personal demons at 29 Fury has plenty of years left if he can return to something like his old self. While I was critical of the quality of his opposition after be beat Chisora the first time, there is no denying what he achieved in the fight with Klitschko. I did think due to matching Klitschko for size would give him a great chance, but I still felt he would end up losing, but credit to the big man he went over to Germany and won on points by scores of 116–111, 115–112, 115–112 and became the first man to defeat Klitschko since 2004.
While I hope Fury does return, I hope Joshua, if he gets past Joseph Parker, fights Deontay Wilder next to give us one true king again, and Fury can have a couple of fights and then fights whoever is left standing out of Wilder and Joshua.