Tyson Fury could be set for a sensational title comeback in September – if he gets his boxing licence back.
The controversial Briton hasn’t fought since dethroning heavyweight legend Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.
Having tested positive for cocaine while in America, Fury was charged by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) and stripped of his licence by the British Boxing Board of Control.
Great sparing with @JoeJoyce_1 this week, really top bloke. & great athlete. Hope to do some more work.😎😎👍🏼👍🏼— TYSON2FASTFURY (@Tyson_Fury) June 23, 2017
But Peter Fury, Tyson’s trainer and uncle, is hoping an imminent decision will allow the 28-year-old to join the undercard for cousin Hughie Fury’s bout on September 23 for the WBO crown held by New Zealander Joseph Parker.
“What we are looking at (regarding the decision) is the next couple of weeks and if that’s the case, all being well, he will join Hughie on this bill,” said Peter. “And we will look to get him some form of title too, so it won’t be just a journeyman against him, or a run out, because he is training at the moment.
“He’s ready. I’ve always said if you can fight you can fight. This guy is unique and when he fights he will have sparred 5-600 rounds.”
Tyson made an appearance at Hughie’s press conference with Parker on Tuesday to promote their showdown at Manchester Arena and Peter is hoping he can now put the troubled times behind him and focus on proving he is the best heavyweight, despite Anthony Joshua claiming the WBA, IBF and IBO belts after beating Klitschko himself in April.
Tyson Fury sparring Joe today👑 pic.twitter.com/AuiRKg9FYx— Boxing planet (@boxing__planet) June 19, 2017
“I can’t speak for what was going on in Tyson’s mind and he’s had a fair few issues to deal with,” added Peter, who also trains son Hughie.
“But it’s over now. Boxing is where he belongs. I think he’s the best heavyweight in the world. I wanted him to defend that belt and keep on defending for the next 10 years and build a massive legacy for himself.
“But I also think everything happens for a reason and this was meant for him. I think he will come back a stronger person and a better fighter as well.”
And should Tyson be cleared to box then a much-anticipated clash with Joshua could be on the cards in 2018.
“Probably September, October time next year, that’s a real possibility for him against Joshua,” added Peter. “I think it’s what the public want to see absolutely. It will be in Britain, it’s a fight for Britain.
“Joshua can fight and has been brought on well and done his job. But the applause, I’m in this job for one thing and that’s proving my fighters are the best in the world – and the only way of doing that is slicing through the division. Tyson has had enough of a lay-off now and am looking to get him back in September and next year it’s full on for him.”