Tyson Fury hasn’t stepped into a boxing right since November of 2015, where he won a slew of boxing’s heavyweight titles by defeating the great Wladimir Klitschko. Since then though, things have not gone his way. He tested positive for what was allegedly nandrolone, then failed another test for cocaine. Citing those issues and mental health setbacks, Fury vacated his titles last October.
Since then, he has made some erratic public appearances and statements, having gained a lot of weight. But while in attendance at Billy Joe Saunders’ recent fight againt Willie Monroe, Fury told Sky Sports that he’s back in the gym and wants an “easy” fight against Anthony Joshua, the fellow British fighter that claimed his belts with his own win over Klitschko:
"They call me 'the boomerang', I always come back. It's a fight [against Joshua] people want to see and an easy one for me with my boxing skills."
"To be honest I have to get some weight off, I have lost nearly two stone (28 pounds) in two weeks so everything is going really well for me at the moment," he said.
He also said that he’s getting his life back on track:
"I've really turned my life around and done a U-turn on everything and I'm feeling a lot better than I did before. I'm starting to get everything great again.
"I'm back enjoying the gym work and that's how it's supposed to be. I'm a long way from entering back in the ring but I'm on the right path."
Joshua will fight Kubrat Pulev on October 28th in his first title defense. Fury vs. Joshua is undoubtedly the best-selling matchup in heavyweight boxing right now, especially in Britain. So let’s hope Fury can settle up his issues with UK Anti-Doping (he’s still suspended right now) and get back into the ring.