Fury comeback announced as challenge laid down to Joshua

Tyson Fury gives sneak peek at workout routine as he says he's started to look like bodybuilder

Tyson Fury gives sneak peek at workout routine as he says he's started to look like bodybuilder

"I'm back to reclaim what is rightfully mine and that is the world, because I hold it in my hand." said Fury, who has signed with promoter Frank Warren.

"Were it not for his exploits in Dusseldorf on November 28th, 2015, the now thriving and fascinating Heavyweight scene might have remained stagnant, but Tyson's comprehensive schooling of the long-standing Champion Wladimir Klitschko opened all sorts of doors from which others have ultimately benefitted".

Fury also couldn't resist a dig at Joshua upon announcing his return.

His opponent is yet to be confirmed but it is highly unlikely to be anyone capable of upstaging the returning superstar.

While Fury's decision indicates a long-awaited bout between the two remains but a pipe dream for now, the Gypsy King's temperament would suggest that he won't stop until he gets the fight he wants.

"I'm looking forward to getting in there and putting on a display". Timing, reflexes, everything is better than it's ever been.

He had received a ban for a failed drugs test but later accepted a retrospective suspension from the British Boxing Board of Control, which has enabled him to make his return following his public admission of cocaine abuse.


Fury has not fought since beating the previously undefeated Wladimir Klitschko to claim the IBF, WBA and WBO world titles in November 2015. "This isn't just a fight for Tyson Fury, this is a fight for depression, mental health problems".

"It's going to be an easy fight, no contest", he said of a potential match-up with the champion.

"I'm the fittest that I've ever been".

Joshua, meanwhile, seems likely to face at least Alexander Povetkin and WBC champion Deontay Wilder before a guaranteed Wembley sell-out with Fury comes to fruition.

Fury's decision to sign up with Warren comes two weeks after Joshua urged him to sign with Matchroom Boxing - the promotion run by Eddie Hearn - in a bid to negotiate a fight.

Fury said he believes Wilder is "top of the pile" of the current crop of heavyweights but insisted "they're all very vulnerable and very beatable too".

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