Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, still undefeated, is hoping to return to action in July, after previously saying he wanted to return in May.
This news comes via Instagram, but on Twitter, Fury (25-0, 18 KO) has also recently said he’s enjoying “retirement,” then pretty much instantly turning around to talk about getting Rihanna to sing him to the ring when he comes back, and calling out Deontay Wilder.
In other words, it’s impossible to know if Fury is serious about coming back, or if the timeline makes any real sense for him. He’s been out of action since November 2015, when he beat Wladimir Klitschko, who returns on Saturday to face Anthony Joshua at Wembley Stadium.
On that fight, Fury also had a comedic Twitter take:
Everyone asking me about klitschko vs Aj fight, I say if Aj can't beat wlad he can't be any good, as I played with him & im dogshit ent I!— TYSON2FASTFURY (@Tyson_Fury) April 24, 2017
So this update on Tyson Fury is essentially no real update at all. He might fight in July. He might not. He might never fight again. He might. We’ll see.
But for the purposes of treating this seriously, the return would come on July 8, when Fury’s friend Billy Joe Saunders is tentatively scheduled to face Avtandil Khurtsidze for Saunders’ WBO middleweight title.