Tyson Fury Signs With Warren, Set For June 9th Return
After getting his license back at the start of the year, Tyson Fury finally has set his return to the ring, and inked a deal with a new promoter.
Fury has inked a deal with Frank Warren, who stepped forward to help the former world champion have his issues with the British Boxing Board of Control and UK Anti-Doping earlier this year. Warren announced on Thursday that Fury will be returning to the ring on June 9th at the Manchester Arena.
HE’S BACK!!! 👑
Delighted to announce @tyson_fury has signed a promotional deal with us.
June 9th at the @ManchesterArena is the first step back to reclaiming what is rightfully his.
Get ready because #HesBack
— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) April 12, 2018
It would mark nearly three years since Fury last stepped inside the ring, when he would beat Wladimir Klitschko for three heavyweight titles in November 2015.
Per a report from ESPN, Fury’s potential opponent is former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs, who has also been away from the ring for over two years, last fighting in May 2016
Fury’s return throws another potential contender for either Anthony Joshua or Deontay Wilder, both of whom have been subject to challenges and taunts from the self-proclaimed “Gypsy King.” Fury never lost his three world titles, as he would relinquish them while he was suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues following his win over Klitschko.
Original Story: ESPN