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Tyson Fury no longer boxes.

Former world heavyweight champion Frank Bruno says boxing needs Tyson Fury

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Former world heavyweight champion Frank Bruno has recently said on talkSPORT ahead of the release of his new book ‘Let me be Frank’, that he thinks boxing needs fighters like Tyson Fury.

Tyson ‘Gypsy King’ Fury hasn’t stepped foot in the ring since ending Wladimir Klitschko‘s heavyweight title reign in Germany two years ago due to personal issues, but that could all change in 2018.

The 29-year-old boxer has been back training in the ring recently, but the British Boxing Board of Control will not grant Fury a comeback bout until a final ruling from UK Anti-Doping on a suspended drugs ban.

It’s no secret Fury has had personal struggles, and has often been a controversial character in the past.

Whether it be to do with drugs, or mental health issues, Fury has been centre of attention for a long time despite not actually stepping foot into the ring.

Bruno hopes any issues will be resolved soon, as he eyes an all-British superfight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury.

Speaking about Fury, Bruno said to Alan Brazil of talkSPORT: “He says things which wind people up, but he is a very, very serious guy and a very good boxer.

"If he can get himself together and get through his problems, it will be a very, very good fight against Anthony Joshua.”

Bruno had nothing but praise for Fury when talking on the radio, as he continued: “He is a very good and under-estimated boxer. It will be nice for him to come back, he is a character, and boxing needs him.”

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According to Bruno, should the two British heavyweights fight, Wembley will not be a big enough venue to host the encounter. 

Frank Bruno also spoke highly of Anthony Joshua, who recently saw off Cameroon’s Carlos Takam to defend his IBF, IBO, and WBA titles to extend to a 20 straight win record.

“He is a very, very dedicated guy," said Bruno. 

"He is very, very focused, very hungry and he deserves to do well."

Should Fury and AJ clash in the ring, who do you think would come out on top?

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