Fury Back For His Belts
Tyson Fury is back for his belts, as the former world heavyweight champions is close to a comeback. Fury never lost his titles in the ring, and is now set on getting them back.
Dethroned boxing champion Tyson Fury has no kind words for reigning heavyweight champions as he prepares for a comeback following two-and-a-half years of inactivity. The ‘Gypsy King’ is particularly focused on picking fights with current Britain’s best, Antony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.
“I’ve been out for a long time.” Said Fury, “My ambition is to get back in the ring again and get under those lights.”
Fury’s boxing career faced a downturn when he was humiliatingly stripped off of his world titles following personal and professional challenges. After defeating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015, the heavyweight warrior was crowned with the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO as well as the Ring magazine and lineal heavyweight titles.
His kingship would, however, not last long as he was forced to surrender the IBF title in the same year when he failed to face IBF’s designated mandatory challenger Vyacheslav Glazkov. In 2016, the WBA, WBO and IBO titles too were withdrawn.
Finally, The Ring took back the only title left on Fury early 2018, citing his prolonged inactivity.
But Fury is all geared up and ready to knock out a few faces again. The UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) backdated his two-year absence, effectively considering it a ban. Meanwhile, the British Boxing Board of Control has lifted the suspension of his license. The stage is set.
Back in The Ring
Speaking to Sky Sports, after a sparring session with Lucas Browne, Fury sent a terrifying message to some of his target rivals.
To Antony Joshua, he congratulated him for “doing a good job of polishing my belts, keeping them nice and warm.”
“I used to call Joshua a bodybuilder, but I’m starting to look like a bodybuilder now.” Fury said, referring to his training which includes weightlifting sessions. “Taking my protein shakes, getting to bed early and dreaming about smashing people’s faces in.”
Antony Joshua has maintained the WBA super and IBF titles in Fury’s absence.
America’s Deontay Wilder is another quick pick for Fury who said that he wants to fight him whether he loses or wins his next fight.
“He’s made for me,” Fury said, “I want to fight him because we’ve got unfinished business. I believe I’ve got the best boxing skills in the division, and I’ll give him a boxing lesson, and then I’ll stop him.”
He advises Wilder and Joshua to “nail Fury to the canvas” when they meet, failure to which ”I’m going to eat you up!
Tack on Track
Fury’s tough talk will only be proven right or wrong when he faces his rivals whom he says, owe their success and riches to him. In a seemingly bitter regret for losing his titles, Fury said, “Whether people want to admit it or not, you’re looking at the cash cow here because I made all of them rich by giving them world titles.”
Without disclosing exactly how his absence in the game or failures have contributed to the rise of other champions, Fury said that “they’d just be British champions and Australian Champions,” if it weren’t for him.
On the unification match between Joshua and Parker later in March, Fury acknowledged that “it’s a good fight. Parker has got better speed. Joshua seems to have better power.”
Had Fury held on to his likely rise two years ago, there is no doubt he would probably be ranking much higher than the stars he so severely aches to decimate. For now, only time will tell whether indeed he is as fresh from the gym and as sound in mind, body and soul as he claims to be.