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Fury is battling to return to the sport.

Remembering when Tyson Fury landed an uppercut on himself back in 2009

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While Tyson Fury is eyeing a return to professional boxing, he came from humble beginnings in the sport.

Long before the 29-year-old Mancunian fighter downed Wladimir Klitschko to become heavyweight champion of the world, which is now two years on following his Dusseldorf triumph, his career path from rookie to professional had some interesting moments in the ring.

Cast your mind back to March 2009.

Fury was participating in just his fourth professional fight, when he faced Lee Swaby live on ITV 4's "Fight Night" programme.

Matching up against an opponent who, at the time, held a record of 23-22-2, Fury eventually came through when he stopped Swaby in the fourth round of the six-round bout.

With Swaby pinned up against the ropes, attempting to dodge any punches that came his way, Fury was caught with a right hook.

However, it wasn't from Swaby's involvement.

Swinging heavy punches down at his fellow fighter, Fury, having missed Swaby with his initial punch, caught himself right in the face.

Since then, in his 25 professional fights to date, the last of which coming in his win against Klitschko two years ago, Fury has won all 25.

Fury has been blighted by personal issues recently, which ultimately led to him being stripped of his boxing licence and heavyweight belts in the process.

Fury has traded a war of words with Anthony Joshua, who encouraged the currently banned fighter to "get fit" before branding him "fat."

But, Fury, who is aiming for an April return date, pending a decision from UK Anti-Doping, took to Twitter to aim a response back at Joshua.

He said: "Morning, fight fans. I've had another good sesh in the gym, you will be pleased to hear that I've shed another 9lbs, the weight is melting off.

"For all those people who said I couldn't lose the weight & fight again this must be sad for taste."

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