News | Apr 12 2018

Tyson Fury targets Anthony Joshua as comeback at last confirmed

Tyson Fury comeback will be announced today as Anthony Joshua warned he must go through Fury if he wants to be named world heavyweight champion
Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury  |  Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

TYSON FURY will today announce his comeback, expected to be June 9 at the Manchester Arena, after being out of the ring for two-and-a-half years, and set the wheels in motion for a potential superfight with Anthony Joshua in 2019.

An opponent is not expected to be named at today’s London press conference, hosted by promoter Frank Warren, which confirms the heavyweight’s return after the British Boxing Board of Control last week approved Fury’s application to have his boxing licence reinstated.

The former world champion, 29, has been out of the ring since November 2015 when he dethroned Wladimir Klitschko via 12-round decision in a huge upset.