Tyson Fury announces comeback

Tyson Fury [25(18)-0] has stated his intention for a ring return in the very near future.

The Gypsy King posted on social media suggesting a comeback fight on May 13th, potentially on the BoxNation card at the First Direct Arena in Leeds.

Fury shocked the long-reigning Wladimir Klitschko to win the WBA, WBO, and IBF belts back in November 2015 but did not defend his titles in what was a turbulent 2016.

The Manchester-born former Irish champion would see his IBF belt stripped near immediately and eventually ending up around the waist of Anthony Joshua.

Following a year that saw him suffer from health issues and see two potential rematches with Wladimir Klitschko fall through, 28 year old Fury would then vacate his WBA and WBO belts.

The WBO belt was picked up by Joseph Parker – who will defend against Fury’s cousin Hughie later this year. The WBA belt will be contested by Joshua and Klitschko on April 29th at Wembley Stadium.

While the announcement should be taken at face value, it should be noted that Fury has a history of making misleading declarations on social media.

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie