It’s hard to believe that almost three years have passed since Tyson Fury beat Wladimir Klitschko by unanimous decision to become the unified heavyweight champion of the world.
It’s safe to say that fame and fortune went to the Gypsy King’s head as he succumbed to mental health issues and a severe drug and alcohol addiction.
Fury recently spoke out to the world media regarding his comeback to contention.
“It was really Deontay Wilder that spurred me on, he said I couldn’t do it, he said that Tyson Fury is done," Fury said at today's press conference.
The 6ft 9" giant made his intentions clear, as he spoke of a potential super fight between himself and Anthony Joshua/Wilder after he has completed a few “warm-up” bouts to shake off the rust.
The outspoken former champ brings a barrage of self-belief to the table, and also the confidence that he can surpass the level he reached when he became world champion back in November 2015.
Fury went on to say: “They are all very good champions, but I believe that with my talent, skill, and confidence, I easily have enough to beat these fighters.
“I believe I could tie one hand behind my back and beat AJ or Wilder.”
Fury was assertive of the fact that he is no longer in need of money.
This comeback is focused purely on his belief that he can outbox anyone in the division, and become the unified heavyweight champion of the world once again.
He was also extremely unimpressed with Wilder’s comments regarding Mike Tyson, where the Bronze Bomber proclaimed that he could easily knock-out “Iron Mike” back in his prime.
The Gypsy King is only 29 years old and has a decade of boxing left in him, if he can get back into the condition that enabled him to outbox Klitschko in Dusseldorf three years ago.
After his ‘warm-up’ fights, Fury appears to be the next logical choice of opponent in a division with a dearth of superstars and could provide a fascinating tactical match-up, given his evasive style.