NOW Tyson Fury, the former heavyweight champion of the world, can make a long-awaited return to the sport.
Frank Warren is one of the many promoters hoping to secure the undefeated fighter’s services and has been having discussions with Fury.
“I’ve been talking to Tyson, we’re seeing where we go with that,” Warren told Boxing News. “I like Tyson and we get on well. He was out in Canada with us. He worked for BT out there and we flew back together. We’re doing okay, we’re doing alright and hopefully we’ll be involved in his comeback. I’d love to be because for me he’s the best heavyweight out there on his day.”
While the British Boxing Board of Control ought to restore Fury’s boxing licence, Warren wouldn’t expect him to rush back to the ring. “I don’t think he’ll fight until the end of April [or] May. Get himself right. He’s lost about three and a half stone, trained every day out there [in Canada]. His trainer went out there with him. So he’s serious now,” he said.
Warren thinks Fury needs some time before fighting Anthony Joshua, and recommends tune up bouts before gunning for a heavyweight title fight. “He needs about three or four warm ups. All this bulls*** about going straight in with Joshua is just rubbish. You can’t be out the ring that long and he’s had a lot problems outside the ring, not just physically, he’s had some mental issues he’s dealt with. So he needs to come back, get himself well, he’s been out the ring for two years and all this stuff hanging over his head with UKAD and whatever. He ain’t going to be rushed, if he’s with me, it’ll be under my terms,” Frank said.
“It’s great for the sport, set himself up later in the year for a big, big fight.”