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Tyson Fury reveals exactly what he has to do to become a legendary champion of his era

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Tyson Fury makes his highly anticipated comeback to boxing this month after two and a half years out of the ring.

The fight, against Albanian Sefer Seferi, is the first step on Fury's path to reclaiming his world heavyweight titles - titles he was never defeated for.

He originally won them in what was his latest fight to date, defeating Wladimir Klitschko by unanimous decision in November 2015, but was forced to relinquish them a year later without ever defending them.

Fury claimed this was down to personal issues, although was also being investigated for illegal substances at the time - a charge that eventually resulted in a two-year backdated suspension in December 2017.

And now, active once again, Fury is ready to make his comeback in a very different heavyweight landscape.

Anthony Joshua now holds the four belts that Fury defeated Klitschko for, with AJ having also defeated the Ukrainian himself, and the champ is very openly chasing Deontay Wilder's WBC title to complete the set.

And as Fury prepares to return to the fold, he's revealed exactly what he has to do if he's to define his career in the way he wants to.

"Hopefully I'll fight both of them [Joshua and Wilder]," Fury told BBC Sport. "In order for my career to be defined and to be looked back at as a legendary champion of my era, I have to beat both of these guys - not one of them.

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"And maybe two or three times. As many times as you want to get beaten, I'll give it to them."

And as far as what they can expect from him, Fury was happy to describe how things will go down.

"Sooner or later, they're going to have to fight the man," said Fury. "And when they do fight the man, I will expose them.

"Not to be useless or that they can't fight - just to be lesser people than me in a boxing ring."

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Fury can begin to prove he's still got what it takes to be "the man" on June 9th in Manchester when he fights Seferi.

Seferi, who usually fights as a cruiserweight and has only one heavyweight fight to date, isn't likely to trouble the former champ but should give the first indication of just how ready Fury is.

And if he's anywhere near back to his best, Joshua and Wilder better watch out - he's not going to wait long.

Topics:
Wladimir Klitschko
Deontay Wilder
Anthony Joshua
Tyson Fury
Boxing

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