Frank Warren likely to promote Tyson Fury after applying for his boxing licence

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BoxNation’s Frank Warren is confident that he’ll be the man to promote Tyson Fury in his return to the ring after applying for the former world champion's boxing licence.

Warren has applied to the British Boxing Board of Control for the Mancunian to have his licence reinstated and suspension lifted after more than two years of inactivity draped in controversy.

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) announced last month that ‘The Gypsy King’ is free again to peruse his career after it backdated a two-year ban for testing positive for the steroid nandrolone in 2015, of which Fury had already served.

The undefeated heavyweight wants his comeback in April having last boxed in November 2015 when he stunned Wladimir Klitschko to win the WBA, IBF, and WBO world titles.

The board suspended Fury in 2016 after he tested positive for cocaine and he’s also cited problems with his mental health, to be revealed further in a forthcoming autobiography.

"We're waiting for the board to come back with a date for the hearing," Warren told ESPN.

"Whatever they require we will provide. We're trying to get is on sooner rather than later.

"I'm confident and positive there will be a positive outcome, but the board will have a lot of questions.

"If he has to do a drugs test, he will have to do it just like other boxers do. There's isn't enough of that in boxing in my opinion.

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"I'm going to be working with him [Fury].

"He asked me to announce a fight in April and that's what we're working on, a defence of his Ring belt.

"I'm not going to go into the details of the deal, it was a private conversation, but we have a deal and that's it. It's private and confidential.

"It's exciting and it's good to get him back in the ring. He's gone through so much stuff. Now it's time to go forward."

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Fury's main British rival Anthony Joshua is now world No.1 after a victory by knockout over Klitschko last April, and now holds the IBF and WBA titles.

But, Joshua seems set for a unification fight with New Zealander Joseph Parker for the WBO belt next at the time Fury expects to make his comeback to the ring in April.

Nevertheless, Warren is confident that a fight between Fury and Joshua can still go ahead in the future. 

"Why would working with me stop the Joshua fight from happening?" Warren told ESPN.

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"BT Sport and Sky Sports could share it, or who ever comes up with the right money gets it.

"Who says Anthony Joshua could be with Matchroom in seven months' time? His contract expires soon.

"Realistically he [Fury] needs about three or four fights very quickly. He's been out for a while, over two years, but whenever he feels it's right it will happen.

"It's not just about losing weight and being out for so long, it's about being in the groove again and getting everything right."

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