Fury confirms comeback plans

13 October 2017 18:58:42 GMTPlus11

Tyson Fury has confirmed that he plans to make a comeback next April and is targeting three fights in 2018 as he looks to become world heavyweight champion again.

The 29-year-old remains unbeaten in his career with 25 professional victories, but he has not stepped foot in the ring for almost two years since he defeated Wladimir Klitschko to claim his WBA, WBO and IBF titles in November 2015.

Fury has subsequently relinquished the heavyweight belts having pulled out of a rematch with Klitschko, while he is currently awaiting a date for his UK anti-doping hearing.

Fury recently said he would not reapply for his licence which revoked by the British Boxing Board of Control 12 months ago following his suspension.

But he took to Twitter on Thursday evening to reveal that he is looking to be back in the ring in Spring of next year.

"Be ready to fight in April 2018 in a great fight," Fury said.

"And again in the summer in a mega fight and again in [the] back end of [the] year. Three big fights in 2018."

Fury could get a world title chance against Joseph Parker after he recently watched the New Zealander retain his WBO belt against his cousin Hughie Fury.

Parker's main aim is to face Britain's WBA and IBO champion Anthony Joshua in a unification fight, but the 25-year-old hinted that a bout with Fury would be a possibility if that failed to materialise.

Meanwhile, Joshua is 6/1 to defeat his next opponent Kubrat Pulev with a third-round stoppage in their 28th October bout, while Pulev is priced at 10/1 to win the fight in Cardiff.

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