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Frank Warren explains what Tyson Fury simply has to do if he is to fight Anthony Joshua

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In the past few days, the world of boxing has been sent into chaos by the announcement of Tyson Fury's impending return to the boxing ring.

The 'Gypsy King' - who defeated Wladimir Klitschko in his last professional bout - has had a tumultuous few years, with drug bans and mental health issues seeing him announce his retirement.

However, he is now hell bent on making his return and wants to take on two men; Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.

The duo are the big names left in the heavyweight division after Klitschko announced his retirement and Fury wants to beat them both and be crowned king once again.

IT WILL BE A LONG ROAD FOR FURY

Nevertheless, it will not be easy for the six foot nine inch fighter, with his current physique still in a pretty dire state.

Against Klitschko, he looked like a lean power house but in recent pictures, he is far from that. He will likely need to shift around seven or eight stone to make weight for any fight in the near future.

Boxing manager and promoter Frank Warren has recently been discussing the heavyweight decision and has been publicised lamenting the Joshua comparisons with Muhammad Ali. 

Now, in his latest Daily Star column, he has moved onto the subject of Fury and finally, someone in the boxing business has started talking sense about his return.

WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN FOR AJ FIGHT

Boxing at Manchester Arena

A lot of people have been getting wildly excited for a potential Fury v Joshua fight, but Warren is well aware that it will take some time to materialise.

In fact, he states exactly what Fury must do in order to make it come to fruition.

"He needs a couple of fights to get rid of the rust and he can get them early in 2018 if he gets his name cleared," he writes.

"What will he be like after such a long lay-off? We don’t know but if he can again be the man who schooled Wladimir Klitschko then he can rule the heavyweight division again.

Tyson Fury & Wladimir Klitschko Head to Head Press Conference

"His main attribute is his speed and that is the first thing to go when you get old, but he is still a young man at 29.

WARREN'S PREDICTION FOR THE FIGHT

"He is out of condition but if he gets in shape and hasn’t lost that speed then he will go into the fight with Joshua as a favourite."

Warren also moved to clear up his analysis of Joshua.

"I was just pointing out the absurdity of comparing Joshua with the man known as the ‘Greatest’ when he has fought the likes of an old Klitschko, Charles Martin and Dillian Whyte.

Anthony Joshua v Carlos Takam -  World Heavyweight Title Fight

"I am sure Joshua is more embarrassed than anyone at being compared to a fighter who fought greats of the sport like George Foreman and Joe Frazier.

Joshua is great for the sport, but I am sure he is embarrassed at comparisons to Ali being made at this stage of his career."

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Boxing
Tyson Fury
David Haye
Wladamir Klitschko
Anthony Joshua

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