According to Frank Warren, Tyson Fury’s promoter, a return is possible as early as this summer. In an interview with BBC’s Five Live Sportsweek programme, Warren revealed an exact date for Fury’s ring comeback but in order for it to happen Fury’s drug suspension must be overturned.
“The bottom line is we believe and hope the treatment has been successful and hopefully he gets his licence back because it is good for him to earn money as a boxer, but more importantly it is good for his health and well-being that he has something going for him in his life,” said Warren.
“Provided Tyson is OK he has said he would like to fight on July 8. There’s no problem arranging that, but the most important thing is he’s 100 per cent mentally well before he gets back in the ring,” revealed Warren.
Fury was suspended by UKAD due to a positive drug test in June 2016 that revealed a banned substance called nandrolone. Fury later admitted taking recreational drugs and being mentally unstable. This lead to the British Board Of Boxing to strip Fury from his boxing license.
In order for Fury to make a successful comeback, he needs to beat his case against UKAD and convince the BBB to grant his boxing license back.
Fury has stated that he is ready to face Anthony Joshua without any warm up fights. Still, it is likely ‘The Gypsy King’ will take at least one or two bouts before facing Joshua.
“I honestly do believe that it will not be long before he gets his belts back — he’s head and shoulders above all the other heavyweights in the world at the moment. You look at the performance of Anthony Joshua which was brave, heroic and very, very exciting — but the difference in how they handled Klitschko was vast and Tyson was far superior,” told Warren.