When Tyson Fury announced his comeback plans last month, boxing fans weren't exactly convinced.
Since his imperious victory over Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015, the 'Gypsy King' has been absent from the ring with personal troubles leading him to flip-flop between returning and retirement.
It seems the 29-year-old isn't kidding this time, though. Despite having nearly seven stone to lose, Fury is trying to arrange a date for his BBBoC hearing and has already returned to the gym.
He has also been rather active on social media with his work on the pads adorning his Instagram alongside typically hilarious digs at his rivals.
Anthony Joshua has been peppered with the majority of the fighting talk with Fury eyeing up a mega-money clash with his compatriot in a bout that would shatter the British PPV record.
The latest Brit to boast the title of heavyweight champion has three of Fury's old belts, while Joseph Parker and Deontay Wilder also stand in the way of unification.
And although Fury's ultimate aim would be to hoover up those titles, it's widely accepted that the 29-year-old will need a handful of warm-up fights to blow away the cobwebs after three years.
The Brit will want to exchange blows with someone below the standards of Joshua yet the fans will still expect a competitive fight to mark his return.
David Haye played his comeback fight very safe in January 2016 when he obliterated journeymen Mark de Mori within seconds at the O2 Arena.
Fury is talking up much bigger names, however, and has given the fans an insight into the names he's eyeing up - posting a poll on Twitter. Take a look:
The 29-year-old nominated: the winner of the Charr-Ustinov fight, David Price, Alexander Povetkin and Shannon Briggs.
Manuel Charr endures as a steady heavyweight fighter but one that has crumbled in bigger fights in the past and won't be fancied against Alexander Ustinov who's only loss came at the hands of Kubrat Pulev.
Povetkin would prove a difficult opponent for Fury who has only been stopped by Klitschko and made a mess of Carlos Takam in 2014.
Then there's Price, the British fighter who's career still hasn't lived up to the hype and Fury was keen to tease him with his next tweet, labelling him 'the big stiff plumber.'
Briggs is the man leading the way in the poll so far, though, and has also been the most vocal challenger to the 'Gyspy King' in recent weeks. With both fighters returning to the ring after bans, it would be a perfect clash and a classic for the fans.
Who do you think Tyson Fury should fight in his first warm-up bout? Have your say in the comments section below.
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