For­mer cham­pion Fury hints at re­turn to ring

New Straits Times - - Sport -

LON­DON: Trou­bled for­mer world heavy­weight cham­pion Tyson Fury on Mon­day took to so­cial me­dia to sug­gest he could be back in the ring on May 13.

How­ever, the 28-year-old English­man — whose last bout was his re­mark­able de­feat of the then WBO and WBA world cham­pion Wladimir Kl­itschko in Novem­ber 2015 — has to still con­vince the Bri­tish Box­ing Board of Con­trol (BBBofC) to re­turn his li­cence.

Fury, who has ad­mit­ted tak­ing co­caine for de­pres­sion, had his li­cence taken away last Oc­to­ber af­ter he sur­ren­dered his world ti­tles so he could con­cen­trate on med­i­cal treat­ment.

“Break­ing news. Re­turn of the MAC, may 13th, work­ing on an op­po­nent more news to fol­low,” tweeted Fury.

“I’m tak­ing on all bums, Keep my belts warm guys as they be­long to the king who ever got my belts I’m com­ing for you! Big or small,” he added in a fur­ther tweet.

Pro­moter Frank War­ren, who has set up Fury’s cousin Hughie Fury with a world ti­tle tilt at New Zealand’s WBO heavy­weight cham­pion Joseph Parker on April 1, also tweeted that the for­mer cham­pion would be back some­time soon.

“The man who ended @Kl­itschko’s reign. The Real Heavy­weight King is com­ing back for his crown,” tweeted War­ren.

Fury, who twice pulled out of re­matches with Kl­itschko, was charged with a dop­ing of­fence by the UK’s anti-dop­ing body last June and an ap­peal hear­ing was sched­uled for Novem­ber.

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