Tyson Fury announces comeback fight on June 9 in Manchester

Anthony Joshua punches Joseph Parker

Fury's decision to sign up with Warren comes two weeks after Joshua urged him to sign with Matchroom Boxing - the promotion run by Eddie Hearn - in a bid to negotiate a fight.

Anthony Joshua has now moved to the pinnacle of heavyweight boxing by becoming the WBA, IBF and WBO belt holder.

Fury's long lay-off included a backdated two-year ban from UK Anti-Doping in December after he was charged with testing positive for a "prohibited substance" in June 2016.

Tyson Fury will fight for the first time in almost three years when he returns to the ring in Manchester Arena on June 9.

Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, who gave up his trio of heavyweight titles amid personal turmoil in 2016, has officially announced his comeback to the ring. "I'm more confident looking at the competition".

While Fury's name and ability to sell a fight is expected to provide an additional shot in the arm to a division now undergoing a renaissance, questions still linger as to whether he can return physically to his prime form.

Fury shocked the sporting World in November 2015 when he sensationally dethroned long-reigning Heavyweight icon Wladimir Klitschko in one of boxing's biggest ever upsets in recent years at the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Is a Joshua vs Fury fight on the cards in 2018?

"There are a few people out there claiming to be the world's best, but I know for a fact they are not", Fury said. The question is whether Fury return to the same form as his last performance or if the layoff has done irreparable damage. "The reflexes are as good as they've ever been". "I kid you not", he added.

Fury has now transformed himself back into a genuine professional athlete again through hard work and dedication.

However, none of the aforementioned will raise more eyebrows or spark half as much excitement as the announcement of Tyson Fury.

Joshua should face Deontay Wilder next as he tries to become the undisputed champion, but if they fail to agree a deal he will fight Russian Alexander Povetkin. Should a deal be struck, the victor would become the first man to hold all four major heavyweight titles at the same time.

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