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Tyson Fury says he’s applying to have boxing license reinstated

Fury also mentions he plans to fight in April.

Boxing at Manchester Arena Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, no longer burdened by the UKAD drama, mentioned on social media that he was applying for his boxing license today — presumably through the British Boxing Board of Control.

Fury even went on to mention that he’d be defending his RING magazine title in April, but then again, Fury says a lot of things. He’s announced his return before, while he having a suspended license, and that obviously that didn’t lead anywhere. And it’s also worth mentioning that while he continues to tout his RING title, RING is a magazine and not a sanctioning body, and thus it’s not truly recognized as a world title.

Anyway, the former titleholder also reiterated his desire to face Anthony Joshua without having any tune-up bouts first — which most definitely won’t be happening — and likens it to what Sugar Ray Leonard accomplished against Marvin Hagler (though the result of that fight is still debated to this day).

Fury has been seen training frequently over the past few months, and seems to be in genuinely good spirits about a return to the sport. So it’s likely we’ll see him back in action this year after a two-plus-year hiatus.

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