Tyson Fury has shed the pounds, broke bread with UKAD and negotiated with promoters - it looks like the lineal heavyweight champion is just weeks away from his return.
The 29-year-old has hinted at a comeback numerous times since his disappearance from the sport so nobody batted an eyelid when he made the same announcement again in September. However, it quickly became apparent that Fury meant it this time.
And while it might have taken six months to reach this stage, Fury is now beginning to tease fight fans on social media about an upcoming date.
It's important to note that there are still a number of hurdles to overcome, though.
Fury still needs to resolve his relationships with former promoters, wrap up a fresh boxing license and find himself a new front man.
Eddie Hearn opens up on talks with Tyson Fury
The most likely candidate looks to be Frank Warren who revealed this week in an interview with iFL TV that Fury had reached a decision but fans will have to wait for now.
Similarly Eddie Hearn has talked up signing Fury in a bid that would give the Gypsy King a direct route to the Anthony Joshua fight he is so desperate to secure.
So, naturally, iFL were keen to catch-up with Hearn at the media workout of Dillian Whyte vs Lucas Browne to see if he had any information on the allegedly resolved Fury situation.
Hearn was shocked by Fury's comeback plan
And it just happens that he had a lot to say about the situation. While he couldn't confirm the exact resolution, he stated that it wasn't impossible that Fury was signing with Matchroom and his reasoning for that says a lot about the fighter's comeback plan.
"I was approached by his lawyer and his team. We had different ideas about the opponents and the level of the opponents he was going to come back to," Hearn revealed.
"I know he needs to come back with a couple of easy fights, but there's easy fights and then there's fights that I'm just going to get absolutely crucified for.
"We made them an offer, we had a chat and that was it. I don't expect that person to be us - I don't think he's going to get the kind of fights he wants with us."
For a fighter who had gone on Instagram just 24 hours earlier on a mission to become the longest reigning heavyweight champion in history, it seems he actually wants to take things very slowly.
It speaks volumes, too, that the level of opponents seems to be so low that Hearn wasn't willing to compromise when one of the biggest names in British sport was on the line.
Whether Fury is just playing it safe, wants to maximise publicity or is having doubts, it's clear there's some hesitation in camp.
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