Tyson Fury is well on his way to a return to the ring and the heavyweight division simply can't ignore it.
The Gypsy King hasn't stepped between the ropes since he outboxed Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 and only now does he look on the road to a comeback. Fury announced his intentions to return back in September and he seems he's not joking at all this time.
The lineal champion has already shed an impressive amount of weight, has resolved a number of his disputes with UKAD and continues to tease an agreed fight date.
Furthermore, this month marked a landmark moment for Fury as he stepped in the ring for his first sparring session in over a year and he didn't slog it out with any old journeyman.
The 29-year-old exchanged blows with none other than ex-world title challenger Lucas Browne who faces Dillian Whyte on March 24 for the WBC Silver strap.
Lucas Browne opens up on sparring with Tyson Fury
It's worth nothing that the pair only sparred for one session, with Browne eventually moving onto Dereck Chisora but the Australian still took a lot from his rounds with Fury.
Unsurprisingly, Browne has been peppered with questions about the session and, up until recently, had remained evasive and generic on the topic.
In an interview with SecondsOut on Sunday, however, he opened up a little more and even revealed that Fury tried something very unexpected during what he called sparring 'shenanigans.'
Fury tried a spinning back elbow during the session
Browne stated: "We had Tyson Fury come down for one session, so that was definitely interesting! A lot of shenanigans taking place, he did a spinning back elbow on me and all sorts of things. But it was good to get amongst it and just move around."
Hold up, a spinning back elbow?
While we're almost certain that Fury wasn't trying to cause Browne harm here and he was probably just messing about but it's a strange manoeuvre to pull out during sparring.
The move involves a quick swivel, turning your back on the opponent and swinging around your elbow in tandem to deliver a blow. It is most often seen in Muay Thai and can sometimes be spotted in the UFC, yet is an illegal move in boxing.
Let's just say it wouldn't end well if Fury tried it in a fight with Anthony Joshua.
Beyond that, Browne simply reiterated how awkward the Gypsy King is to spar, stating: "He's moving good and you know, he's long and awkward and lanky and he does it all well!"
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