Former world boxing champion Tyson Fury, who had stated last week that he did not want to box in the UK anymore, announced on Twitter that he will finally step back into the ring in April and will participate in “three big fights in 2018.”
The 29-year-old British boxer has not fought since his points win over Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015, which saw him claim the triple heavyweight crown (WBA-WBO-IBF). His license was provisionally withdrawn in October 2016 for cocaine use.
Accused of doping for more than a year by the British anti-doping agency (UKAD), he is waiting to testify before this body and had stated last week that he will not request a new license to box in the United Kingdom, relaunching speculation about the end of his career.
But he has changed his mind, writing on Twitter that he would be “willing to fight in April 2018 in a great fight”, adding that he would participate “during the summer (boreal) in a mega combat”, before another at the end of the year.
It is not the first time that Tyson Fury abruptly changes his point of view: on October 3, 2016, when he was suffering from a depression, he announced his retirement, before reversing that same day.
Fury, who has twice won a rematch against Klitschko, had hoped to step into a ring earlier this year, but his UKAD audition, originally scheduled for May, was postponed. AFP