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Michael Buffer sends tweet to Tyson Fury after latest comeback news

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Michael Buffer has seen many great bouts in his career as a ring announcer, so when he makes a statement about a proposed fight, you sit up and take note.

Responding to Tyson Fury's statement, where he has channeled the great Muhammad Ali in signalling his intention on making a big comeback to the sport to fight current World Champion Anthony Joshua, Buffer is all in favour.

Buffer wrote on his Twitter account: "Tyson, please return, FURY~JOSHUA would b the GREATEST FIGHT IN U.K.(maybe WORLD)BOXING HISTORY! #LetsGetReadyToRumble"

Despite some reports saying that preliminary discussions have begun between the Joshua and Fury camps, there remains one major stumbling block.

Fury still has to book a date with the UK Anti-Doping in regards to overturning his ban which was put in place in June 2016.

Fury had attended meetings with UK Anti-Doping earlier this year, but it was adjourned in July.

Hearing that Fury is making preparations for a return to the ring, the British Boxing board of Control has urged the Brit and his team to get in touch to sort the issue out once and for all.

Chairman Robert Smith said: "It's quite simple, Fury's legal team need to agree a date.

"At the present time, as I am standing here now, it hasn't been agreed.

"We are ready to go.

"UKAD do all our anti-doping for us, they have an independent panel that is dealing with the case and we are trying to get a date finalised.

"But we are unable to do so because they [Fury's legal team] haven't confirmed one."

Without reading the statement properly, Fury believed that he had been given the green light by BBCofC and thanked them.

However, Smith said that was not the case.

"At this present time, he has a few things going on, so he needs those things resolved."

Eddie Hearn, the promoter for Joshua, has given support to a fight between the pair.

"Tyson Fury is a guy who we'd love to see come into the sport, whether that'll happen or not is another issue.

"The problem for him is to overcome the governing body and UK Anti-Doping.

"I think at some point he will wake up one morning and think, ' I've got to get myself
together here' and go challenge in these big fights.

And it didn't take Fury long to respond back to the legendary ring announcer.

Despite the tweet, and Fury responding, most boxing fans didn't really have the same opinion of Buffer. In fact, it's safe to say most boxing fans couldn't believe he claimed it would be the biggest fight in world history.

"If he does, with one or two fights, then I'd love to see the Anthony Joshua fight and I'd like to see it in 2018."

So, it seems the ball is well and truly in Fury's court, and if he does sort out all his issues, his return to the sport will be anything but dull.

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