Tyson Fury says he will ‘100 per cent’ return to the ring and teases clash with Oleksandr Usyk

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Tyson Fury on his way to the ring before his knockout of Dillian Whyte (Getty Images)
Tyson Fury on his way to the ring before his knockout of Dillian Whyte (Getty Images)

Tyson Fury has said he will ‘100 per cent’ return to the ring, adding that he is looking to make ‘something big, big, big’ happen with his promoter Frank Warren.

Fury knocked out fellow Briton Dillian Whyte at London’s Wembley Stadium in April, retaining the WBC heavyweight title to remain unbeaten in front of 94,000 fans.

Fury vowed before and after the fight that he would not compete professionally again, but the 33-year-old has not yet relinquished his belt and suggested in an interview with Warren on Tuesday that his retirement may be a short one.

“We’ve got very exciting news coming, I think the world’s been waiting for a plan of action,” Fury said on the Queensberry Promotions YouTube channel, while receiving a haircut. “We had a long conversation about lots of stuff, and Frank, do you wanna take it from here?”

Warren then said: “We looked at a couple of scenarios, I spoke to Tyson again today, and we’ve hopefully come up with something that Tyson wants to do. We were talking about various scenarios, maybe an exhibition bout – we don’t know, but something will come out of it.

“It goes without saying that the public will want to see Tyson back in the ring, where he’s king. I wanna see that. I get where Tyson is, and I understand what he’s said, and people decide they’re gonna retire and come back in a couple of years’ time. I like fellas to fight when they’re in their prime, and for me, Tyson Fury isn’t in his prime [yet].

“I’m sure we’re gonna have some good news that we can be announcing fairly soon.”

Fury announced his retirement after beating Dillian Whyte in April (Nick Potts/PA) (PA Wire)
Fury announced his retirement after beating Dillian Whyte in April (Nick Potts/PA) (PA Wire)

When pushed on whether or not he would appear in a ring again, Fury said: “One hundred per cent.

“Frank, show me the money! We’re gonna make something big, big, big happen. Hopefully you’ll see me in the ring again some time soon.”

Fury played down the chances of him fighting the winner of Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk next, but he did not rule out the possibility entirely and seemed more open to a bout with the unbeaten Ukrainian than a clash with his compatriot.

Usyk outpointed Joshua in September to take the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles from the Briton, and the pair are set to square off again in August. A bout between the winner of that rematch and Fury would crown an undisputed heavyweight champion, as long as the “Gypsy King” does not vacate the WBC belt.

Oleksandr Usyk (right) outpointed Anthony Joshua last year to dethrone the Briton (Getty Images)
Oleksandr Usyk (right) outpointed Anthony Joshua last year to dethrone the Briton (Getty Images)

“There’s something to be really excited about, but it doesn’t involve Usyk or Joshua at this moment,” Fury said.

“I will make a decision on all this. I’ve only just fought, not even three months ago. I wouldn’t be expected to fight until October, November, December anyway.

“When this middleweight knocks out this bodybuilder, there’s only gonna be one man to sort this absolute circus out, isn’t there? I am a prizefighter and I do fight for prizes, but it’s gonna cost if you want me to do a mission on this middleweight and show you what a real heavyweight does to him.

“That’s gonna be expensive, you’re gonna have to have deep pockets, and we can even talk then. Until [Joshua and Usyk fight again], I’m gonna stay in Morecambe, training like a lunatic.”

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