Tyson Fury To Return in April, Says His Trainer

Anthony Joshua will face Deontay Wilder next year

Fury has been out of the ring since November of 2015, when he traveled over to Germany and shocked the sport by boxing his way to a twelve round unanimous decision over Wladimir Klitschko to capture the unified crown.

Self-proclaimed Gypsy King Fury is now still suspended after failing two drug tests since he shocked the world by beating Wladimir Klitschko almost two years ago.

Parker was the preferred option for "AJ" in the spring, although talks have failed to get off the ground and may lead to contact with Fury should he sort of his situation with the British Boxing Board of Control.

Fury is able to reclaim his license - but first he must settle an outstanding beef with UK Anti-Doping - who claim the boxer tested positive for a banned substance in early 2015.

A Fury return to boxing was already understood to be happening next year but it has taken another real, tangible step towards happening now as his former trainer and respected boxing figure Peter Fury has put an approximate date on it.

When will he return exactly?

Fury is without a fight in nearly two years due to various disputes and a penchant for a pie and a pint - but hopes to be back in action by April.

One of the biggest fights in boxing, especially in the United Kingdom, is if Fury returns to face countryman Anthony Joshua, who holds the WBA, IBO, IBF titles.

He addressed Joshua directly: "To be honest with you my old mate, I don't need to get fit for somebody like you at all ... even at 25 stone".

And the biggest concern in the Fury camp is that Joshua's cachet, and potential shine of the meeting of two undefeated English fighters, will be dented if Joshua is beaten before Fury gets the opportunity to share the ring with him. "That's the fight the public want to see, that's the fight Tyson really wants". "I really think that's a fight that should be made".

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