Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will return to action for the first time in two-and-a-half years against an unnamed opponent on June 9 at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, confirmed U.K. promoter Frank Warren.
On November 28, 2015, Fury sensationally dethroned long-reigning champion Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf, Germany. However, since that time, the Englishman has vacated or been stripped of his title belts, suffered mental health problems and received a retroactive ban from UKAD for ingesting a banned substance.
Despite all of the controversy, Fury’s comeback has been eagerly anticipated by a large quantity of fight fans.
The enigmatic switch-hitter is likely to have more than one stay-busy bout before targeting the division elite spearheaded by unified IBF, WBA and WBO titleholder Anthony Joshua and WBC counterpart Deontay Wilder.