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Tyson Fury announces shock boxing return and claims he will be ‘ready to fight in April 2018’

TYSON FURY has announced his return to boxing and says he will make his long-awaited comeback in April next year. The self-titled “Gypsy King” posted on Twitter, saying he will have three fights in 2018. Fury, 29, has been without a licence since it was revoked in October last year following the fighter’s failed drug […]

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TYSON FURY has announced his return to boxing and says he will make his long-awaited comeback in April next year.

The self-titled “Gypsy King” posted on Twitter, saying he will have three fights in 2018.

Tyson Fury has revealed on Twitter that he is making a return to boxing and will have three fights next year
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Fury, 29, has been without a licence since it was revoked in October last year following the fighter’s failed drug test.

Taking to Twitter, the 29-year-old wrote: “Be ready to fight in April 2018 in a great fight!

“And again in the summer in a mega fight!

“And again in back end of year. Three big fights in 2018.”

Tyson Fury has been out of action owing to his well-publicised problems outside the ring
Tyson Fury has been out of action owing to his well-publicised problems outside the ring
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Fury hasn’t fought since November 2015 when he stunned Wladimir Klitschko on points in Dusseldorf to win the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight world titles.

A rematch was scheduled for 2016 but Fury dropped out twice, because he was deemed ‘medically unfit’ to box.

Fury recently ranted at British boxing chief Robert Smith following cousin Hughie’s controversial loss to Joseph Parker for a world title last month.

Taking to the microphone in Manchester, Fury claimed: “How long must I be held up and kept out of action?

Tyson Fury has been pretty furious as he sits out a suspension from the sport he loves
Tyson Fury has been pretty furious as he sits out a suspension from the sport he loves
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"It's been 15 months since I've been under investigation, you're keeping an innocent man from fulfilling his destiny and from providing for his family.

"Everybody else is dealt with in a few months, why must I be treated any differently?

"Surely there must be a human rights law preventing this from happening to people!

"Either ban me or set me free as I've been in limbo for a long time! I want to move on with my life!"

Tyson Fury went mad at BBBofC chief Robert Smith at his cousin Hughie Fury's world title defeat, asking why he was still banned
Tyson Fury went mad at BBBofC chief Robert Smith at his cousin Hughie Fury's world title defeat, asking why he was still banned
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The 'gypsy king' has been out of action since late November 2015 when he defeated Wladimir Klitschko
The 'gypsy king' has been out of action since late November 2015 when he defeated Wladimir Klitschko
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Tyson Fury shocked the world when he won 'all the belts' by ending Wladimir Klitschko's reign
Tyson Fury shocked the world when he won 'all the belts' by ending Wladimir Klitschko's reign
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Fury unofficially retired in July, saying: "Been very blessed in my life & career achieve the upmost in boxing, was a epic journey along the way.

"Thanks to all the fans that supported & believed in me along the way.

"Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. THE END."

But SunSport last week how the 'gypsy king' admitted he would NOT apply for a licence with the BBBofC and instead look elsewhere.

Tyson Fury will have some work to do in the next few months if he is to make a gallant return to the ring
Tyson Fury will have some work to do in the next few months if he is to make a gallant return to the ring
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Tyson Fury may well have applied to a boxing board outside of the UK, or even outside of Europe
Tyson Fury may well have applied to a boxing board outside of the UK, or even outside of Europe
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In a scarcely comprehensible tweet, Fury followed up his claim that he will "not be applying for a BBBOCboxinglicense. After they way they have handled stuff. No thanks". (sic)

He later tweeted: "Make it Clare I'll not apply to the BBBOC for a new Licance I'll go elsewhere, take my money & bisuness to somewhere that appreciate it." (sic).

SunSport has contacted the BBBofC for comment.


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Hayemaker Ringstar fight night live stream free: How to watch Joe Joyce and Michael Venom Page without paying a penny

THE inaugural Hayemaker Ringstar show is live tonight at the O2 Arena. Joe Joyce will be fighting Ian Lewison while UFC star Michael Venom Page will be making his pro-boxing debut. When is the Hayemaker Ringstar fight night? The Hayemaker Ringstar fight night begins at 5pm on Friday. TV coverage then commences at 9pm. Who […]

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THE inaugural Hayemaker Ringstar show is live tonight at the O2 Arena.

Joe Joyce will be fighting Ian Lewison while UFC star Michael Venom Page will be making his pro-boxing debut.

The inaugural Hayemaker Ringstar fight night is live tonight
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When is the Hayemaker Ringstar fight night?

The Hayemaker Ringstar fight night begins at 5pm on Friday.

TV coverage then commences at 9pm.

Who is fighting in the Hayemaker Ringstar fight night?

Confirmed fights are as follows:

  • Olympic Silver medalist Joe ‘Juggernaut’ Joyce vs former WBO Inter-Continental Champion,Ian ‘Lay Em Out’ Lewison
  • John O’Donnell v Tamuka Mucha – English Title Fight and & British Title Eliminator
  • World youth champion Willy Hutchinson and 12-0 MMA star Michael Venom Page will also be fighting with opponents TBC.

How do I watch it for FREE?

The fight night will be shown live on Dave TV, which is available on Freeview channel 12.

Sky users can watch it on channel 111 while Virgin Media users should turn to channel 127 or 194 (HD).

You can also live stream all the action on the Dave TV player.

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Floyd Mayweather looks dapper… as Hollywood legend Jack Nicholson also hangs out at LA Lakers game

FLOYD MAYWEATHER looks dapper in some snazzy black and gold slippers… as Hollywood legend Jack Nicholson also hangs out at an LA Lakers game. The boxing icon looked to be enjoying his retirement as he scoffed popcorn in the ultra-exclusive courtside seats. And he even brought the whole family along for pictures with sons Koraun […]

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FLOYD MAYWEATHER looks dapper in some snazzy black and gold slippers… as Hollywood legend Jack Nicholson also hangs out at an LA Lakers game.

The boxing icon looked to be enjoying his retirement as he scoffed popcorn in the ultra-exclusive courtside seats.

Floyd Mayweather takes in an LA Lakers game with Jack Nicholson just a few seats over
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And he even brought the whole family along for pictures with sons Koraun and Zion and daughter Iyanna.

But it was Nicholson who caught the eye despite Mayweather’s enormous jacket and sparkling jacket.

The star of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and the Shining appeared to forget to do up one of the buttons on his blue shirt.

The unfortunate moment was caught on camera as he sat next to 25-year-old son Ray.

The Hollywood legend unfortunately forgot to button up his shirt all the way
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Floyd Mayweather looked to be enjoying the fruits of his labour
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Floyd Mayweather took in the game alongside a lady friend
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Mayweather recently hinted at a return to the boxing ring by posting a video of himself hitting a punching bag.

The 50-0 fighter has been out of action since defeating Conor McGregor in ten rounds in Las Vegas back in August.


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Mayweather clearly still likes to keep himself in shape.

Then again, so relaxed was he ahead of his billion-dollar bout against McGregor that he was seen munching a burger.

Koraun Mayweather, Iyanna Mayweather and Zion Mayweather join their old man for a photo
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Jack Nicholson indulged at the basketball
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The Hollywood hero looked to be without a care in the world
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The pugilist has also been spending time in the recording studio.

He recently announced a new track called Undefeated, which is to be produced and recorded in his honour by Friyie.

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When is Joe Joyce fighting in his pro debut and who is his opponent for the Hayemaker show?

OLYMPIAN Joe Joyce will make his heavyweight debut under David Haye’s new ‘Hayemaker Ringstar’ venture. The 32-year-old has European and Commonwealth golds to his name, as well as the silver medal he won at Rio 2016. When will Joe Joyce make his pro debut? Joyce is set to headline Hayemaker Ringstar’s first card on Friday, […]

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OLYMPIAN Joe Joyce will make his heavyweight debut under David Haye’s new ‘Hayemaker Ringstar’ venture.

The 32-year-old has European and Commonwealth golds to his name, as well as the silver medal he won at Rio 2016.

Joyce with new promoter and boxer David Haye
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Joyce celebrating with his silver medal earned at Rio 2016
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When will Joe Joyce make his pro debut?

Joyce is set to headline Hayemaker Ringstar’s first card on Friday, October 20th.

Amateurs making their pro debuts are normally allowed a maximum of four to six rounds.

More faith has been given to Joyce as he is able to go to 10 at the O2 Indigo Arena.

Who is his opponent?

Amateur, Joyce, won’t have an easy ride for his debut as he goes up against 12-3-1 Ian Lewinson.

The 36-year-old most recently fought Dillian Whyte for the vacant British heavyweight title.

Lewinson was forced to retire in the 10th round due to a broken nose.

When is it on TV?

Joyce takes on Lewinson on October 20th.

The fight will be broadcasted live on Dave.

Dave is accessible for UK audiences on Sky 111 and Freeview 12.

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