Tyson Fury Teases Eventual Return to Ring
Though he wasn’t competing, Tyson Fury was in attendance earlier for the WBO Middleweight Title fight between Billie Joe Saunders and Willie Monroe Jr.
Fury was spotted at the Copper Box Arena in London, supporting Saunders, who successfully defended his title. Going into the fight, Fury stated that he was fully confident in Saunders being able to win.
“He is in fantastic shape, the best shape of his life, I’d say, and has the enthusiasm back,” Fury said. “He has got the spark back, changing camps has really helped him. It gets a bit monotonous and can help if you get exciting new things to try. I don’t know much about Monroe, he put up a good fight against Golovkin, landed some good punches himself and is a good opponent. It won’t be an easy task for Billy Joe, but he is in shape and mentally focused as well.”
Fury then went on to tease a potential return to the ring in the future. Fury won the unified heavyweight world championship back in November 2015, defeating Wladimir Klitschko. But during the build-up for a rematch between the two, Fury failed drug tests and was deemed “physically unfit” to compete. Fury has battled depression for months since the title win.
In October 2016, Fury vacated his titles and his boxing license was suspended. He has sat on the sidelines while watching the likes of Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder and Joseph Parker dominate the heavyweight scene. Fury hopes to clear his anti-doping issue before re-applying for the right to start boxing again.
And provided he can do all that, Fury feels he can be the one to stop Joshua, who holds most of the heavyweight gold.
“I’ve got to get some more weight off, I’ve lost nearly two stones in two weeks,” Fury said. “I’ve turned my life around and feel a lot better than I did before. I’m enjoying the gym work, and that’s how it supposed to be, so I’m on the right path. They call me ‘The Boomerang’, I always come back. It is a fight I can win with my boxing skills.”
Original story: Boxing Scene