Tyson Fury: Former heavyweight champion suggests May comeback

Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury beat Wladimir Klitschko to become heavyweight world champion in November 2015

Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has suggested he could return to the ring on 13 May.

Fury, 28, has not fought since beating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 and has twice withdrawn from rematches.

The Briton had his boxing licence revoked in October as he dealt with his mental health problems, but said on social media on Monday that he is "working on an opponent".

The British Boxing Board of Control told the BBC Fury is still suspended.

He would have to appear before the board to be given permission to fight.

Promoter Frank Warren has also tweeted: "The man who ended Klitschko's reign. The Real Heavyweight King is coming back for his crown."

Fury was charged with a doping offence by the UK's anti-doping body in June and an appeal hearing was scheduled for November.

In October, Fury - who appeared to announce his retirement on Twitter, before backtracking several hours later - also revealed in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine that he was taking cocaine to help deal with depression.

He then vacated his WBO and WBA world heavyweight titles, saying he was unable to defend them because of his health.

The BBBofC said at the time that Fury's licence was suspended "pending further investigation into anti-doping and medical issues".

His uncle and trainer Peter Fury had suggested the former champion would be back in the ring by April.

Tyson Fury tweet
Tyson Fury tweet

Fury timeline

  • 29 November 2015: Beats Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko to become the WBA, IBF and WBO champion
  • 8 December 2015: Stripped of his IBF title for failing to fight the mandatory challenger
  • 24 June 2016: Postpones July's rematch with Klitschko after injuring an ankle in training
  • 4 August 2016: UK's anti-doping body confirms it charged Fury with a doping offence on 24 June
  • 23 September 2016: Postpones rematch for a second time because he is "medically unfit"
  • 3 October: Appears to retire from boxing, tweeting: "I'm the greatest, and I'm also retired." Three hours later he reverses the decision, tweeting he is "here to stay"
  • 5 October 2016: Reveals he has been taking cocaine to help him deal with depression
  • 10 October 2016: Given extended deadline to convince the WBO not to strip him of his world heavyweight title
  • 12 October: BBBofC meeting starts looking at Fury's boxing licence
  • 12 October: Vacates WBA and WBO titles
  • 13 October: Licence to box suspended by BBBofC
  • 6 March 2017: Suggests he could make a comeback on 13 May

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