return to the boxing ring will take place on 9 June in Manchester, it was announced today.
At a press conference in London on Thursday afternoon it was revealed that Fury will fight an as-yet-unnamed opponent on June 9 in Manchester, after he signed a deal with Frank Warren. "I'm back to reclaim what is rightfully mine".
Fury has dismissed the theory he may have been frustrated to be away from boxing while Anthony Joshua has stepped into the spotlight and claimed the WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO belts.
The unbeaten Fury (25-0, 18 KO's), 29, has not fought since November 2015 when he snagged the IBF, WBA, and WBO world titles from former world champion Wladimir Klitschko in a dominating unanimous decision victory in November 2015.
"Fury's return adds even more intrigue to the heavyweight division and no doubt, given his past, he will be fast-tracked to the big fights", said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
"Until he makes his return to the ring, I can not sit down and wait patiently at home for Tyson Fury's return", Joshua told Sky Sports. They're sluggers and wild punchers and I'm looking forward to getting in there and showing them. Fittest I've ever been, people say you've had two-and-half-years out of the ring. "A lot of these guys are saying they're the best, but I know for a fact they're not". I'm not hungry for fame, or money, or belts, because I've got all that, I've had it all in the past, and it didn't really make me very happy.
Warren also said: "Until anyone beats Fury they can not rightfully call themselves the world heavyweight champion because he didn't lose his titles in the ring".
"He's going to be busy".
And, Fury seems to have upped his gym routine in quest to get back in shape as he took to his official Instagram account to share a few clips (stories) from his workout routine. "He needs to get some rounds under his belt", Warren said.