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Fury, 29, has been without a licence since it was revoked in October last year following the fighter’s failed drug test.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.”
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?
“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!”
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.
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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