Tyson Fury planning for busy 2018

Former World Heavyweight Champion, Tyson Fury (25-0) has outlined his plans via his official Twitter account to make his highly anticipated return to the ring following a hiatus which in November, will see his period of inactivity stretch over a two-year timeframe. Fury’s plan outline plans for three bouts in 2018, with his first professional fight since dethroning Wladimir Klitschko and ending his nine-year tenure as World Champion planned for April.

Fury plans to “be ready to fight in April 2018 in a great fight,” before making an abrupt return only a couple of months later and a final bout coming as 2018 approaches its end “again in the summer in a mega fight and again in back end of year. Three big fights in 2018.” Fury stated when he took to social media on Thursday.

The latest tweet from Fury, follows soon after he had tweeted the week before, that he would not be reapplying for a British boxing board of control and intended on “taking his money elsewhere”. The former world heavyweight champion is still serving a suspension after a UK Anti-Doping investigation confirmed he had tested positive for the banned substance benzoylecgonine, the primary component in cocaine. The failed test led to his licence being revoked by the British Boxing Board of Control.

The former WBA, WBO and IBF title-holder was ringside for his cousin Hughie Fury’s defeat to WBO champion Joseph Parker and entered the ring at the conclusion of the fight to voice his anger at the decision to award the New Zealand native the victory in Manchester last month.

Parker’s promoter claims the 25-year old who this week raised doubts over the probability of Joshua – Parker being made. After the Parker team voiced frustration over the negotiations and what they perceive to be disrespect from the head of Matchroom Boxing, Eddie Hearn. Tyson Fury has been mooted as arguably the only another candidate in the heavyweight division who could garner a similar level of attention and command the amount of money similar to what they were looking for in the Joshua negotiations and have even gone as far as to naming Old Trafford as a possible venue.


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