Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) is on his way to getting back to boxing.
The Gypsy King is expected to make his comeback in 2018, but he needs to wait for UK Anti-Doping to conclude their hearing over his ban.
Also, Fury needs to cut much of his weight in order to be back in shape. According to ESPN pundit Steve Bunce, the much-anticipated fight with Anthony Joshua is close.
”This is the fight boxing needs!", said Bunce in relation to a potential Joshua vs. Fury bout, per boxingnews24.com.
”Tyson Fury is coming back. He will fight by May, and he will be fighting Joshua, Wilder and Parker. He will be chasing them by November.
Bunce believes that losing the unnecessary weight will be no issue for Fury, because it is fat, not muscle.
Compared to fighters in smaller weight divisions, where even a small switch can affect their power and stamina, Tyson would have the easier job to just live healthier, go on a diet and train.
“A big lad like that can shift the weight easily,” Bunce explained for ESPN.
“He has been running. If he alters his diet for 2 weeks and he runs every other day, he will shift 2 ½ stones.”
Fury looks to have an extra 100 pounds of fat to lose, and it might even be more than that. It is a transition that takes time, because a sudden drop can affect his health. Plus, training with that much extra weight, he might damage his knees.
But Fury is no stranger to that kind of situations. He has been in the 300-pound region before, although never that big, and managed to cut it to the desired form.
He admits that it is a normal thing for him, having done it eight or nine times. So the bigger worry is whether he would have the motivation and perseverance, after all the problems he went through.
He lost his desire to box once, hopefully he's found it once again and will keep it for the whole of 2018.