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Tyson Fury set to apply for boxing license, says he’ll return to defend title in April

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Jan

It seems that, finally, Tyson Fury might defend his RING heavyweight championship.

The troubled big man announced via Twitter on Wednesday morning that he would apply for his boxing license later in the day ahead of a planned April return.

“Can’t wait to get back in the ring,” Fury wrote. “I keep saying I want to fight Anthony Joshua in my first fight back. Ray (Leonard) had one fight in five years then came back and beat Marvin (Hagler), so it can be done.”

The 29-year-old hasn’t competed since the biggest victor of his career, a November 2015 upset of Wladimir Klitschko. They were set to rematch, but twice bouts were cancelled due to claimed injuries by Fury, and finally, he took a hiatus from the sport as he battles mental illness.

His license was also suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control as the U.K. Anti-Doping agency looked into a positive test for the performance-enhancing substance nandrolone dating back to 2015. The Brit was forced to accept a backdated two-year-ban as part of a resolution with UKAD.

Since then, Fury has teamed up with MTK Global Management, the emerging group led by former middleweight contender Matthew Macklin, and ditched longtime trainer Peter Fury, his uncle, for Ben Davidson.

He also has a powerful man assisting him as he attempts to secure that license.

“Delighted to have Tyson Fury back!” promoter Frank Warren tweeted. “I’ll be applying for the reinstatement of his BBBoC license on his behalf. He is the best Heavyweight in the world and he is coming to recapture the belts he never lost in the Ring in April!”

Of course, Fury has stated numerous times that he would return, only for those comebacks to fall by the wayside.

But this attempt seems more real. He’s in training, as he looks to shed off all the weight off his 300-plus pound body, and he has a team behind him. Now, Fury just needs a boxing license.

  • WR

    Yeah Right……….

    • Wade Wilson

      He’s not my champion and it seems like that’s the general consensus.

      • philoe bedoe

        Lol, that was funny………..

        • Wade Wilson

          He’s all but forgotten by the casual fans.

          • philoe bedoe

            But most of the knowledgeable fans think an in shape Tyson is the best out there………….

          • WR

            Yea those UK knowledgeable fans………..

          • philoe bedoe

            I’d like for you to share some of your boxing knowledge.
            Your probably the only poster on here who doesn’t actually share your knowledge of the sport, just contradicting other people’s posts lol………….

          • WR

            That wasn’t a nice thing to say Philoe I’m hurt…I though we were cool

          • philoe bedoe

            We are cool, cooler than the other side of the pillow ah ah……….

          • WR

            I like to Bet/wager but When do i contradict anyone? except for my good buddy Michel D and you know he trolls lol well anyway thanks to you so far from your Boxing post I’ve learned a lot about Tyson & Hughie Fury & oh yea Billy Joe Saunders, did i miss anything?

          • philoe bedoe

            Come on man you know what your doing lol, your the king of contradicting people.
            You know very well that I post on all the latest boxers and boxing matches going on.
            The Fury’s and Saunders debates are just a bit of fun for the people who really get uptight over them lol………..

          • Stephen M

            I agree. You pretty only contradict Michel D and Philoe Do…

          • DRE

            Like our good buddie Barley McGrew!

          • WR

            Hmmm I wonder what he’s up too?

          • DRE

            Up to a 900 billion words on why Hopkins is overrated.

          • Andy T

            No most realistic fans think he fought a great fight against Klitschko but best out there no not really and he
            should be stripped of the Ring belt

          • philoe bedoe

            I’d have no problem with him being stripped of the Ring belt due to his inactivity.
            I think his style is a difficult one for any heavyweight out there.
            Who do you think is the best out there?………

          • DRE

            That is THE question regarding the heavyweights right now. Who’s the best? That’s why Wilder and Joshua need to get it on ASAP. And if The Gypsy King’s really serious about coming back to defend the title he’s damn lucky to hold on still let then that’s great. He gets his shit togeather then take a tune-up fight then challenge the Wilder-Joshua winner. Then we’ll know who’s The Man. Well, in an ideal world that would be the plan.

          • Andy T

            AJ is th best out there and if he beats Parker Ring rated number 3 he should be champion

          • philoe bedoe

            From what I’ve seen so far I don’t think Joshua is the best out there, stamina and chin issues will hold him back.
            But he’s the most exciting out there……….

          • Mauro Hermida

            When you land 2 punches per round, feint like crazy and the opponent lands 1 punch per round, did you really win? That was the worst win I have ever seen. If Joshua lands hard one time on his, its over.

          • Andy T

            I agree fight fans seem to think Fury laid it on Klitschko but he just frustrated him and boxed very clever not a great fight to watch

          • Jeremy, UK

            If anyone disputes this, see if they can bring themselves to watch the fight again!

          • Wade Wilson

            Do you honestly think that he’ll ever be back in shape after having to go through such a weight loss after all that substance abuse? The body can take only just so much. Besides, he’s been gone way too long. There are now others more deserving of being called champion.

          • philoe bedoe

            No reason he can’t get back in to the same shape he was in when he beat Klitchko, which wasn’t that great in the first place lol.
            But it’s good enough when your a fighting man with natural flair……….

          • Andy T

            Fury just wants one more fight for the money so is calling out for AJ I fear for him if he ever clears his name

          • philoe bedoe

            I don’t, a motivated Tyson is all wrong for Joshua.
            Joshua is going to struggle with an elusive boxer, and Tyson is the best one out there.
            It boils down to styles…………

          • DRE

            I’m still not sure if it’s fury who would be wrong for Joshua or vise versa. But if Fury’s not bullshitting this time and wants to get back then we might still find out one way or the other.

          • Stephen M

            I think that it is possible. He is only 29 ( his mouth makes it seem that he has been around longer ). Guys go up and down in weight in wild swings at the lower weight classes. If he takes his time cutting the weight and ups his opposition gradually he could very well come back. Mind you it depends how much he weighs. He needs to get back to around 250.

          • Wade Wilson

            This has been different. He didn’t just go up in weight, it was a train wreck all around. It all adds up.

          • Stephen M

            True enough, he needs to get his shit together. I don’t think it’s a given that he is going to do it. And to be honest I wouldn’t make a bet one way or the other.

          • Wade Wilson

            I would make the odds at 3-2 against him getting it together but wouldn’t actually bet on it either. Put his health issues aside and he’s still a pretty unpredictable individual.

          • Stephen M

            Just reading up a bit on bi polar disorder. It seems quite a few of the possible medications cause weight gain. Weight loss could cause real problems with at least one possible medication…

          • Wade Wilson

            I’m not bipolar but I have stress disorder and take a similar med that causes weight gain in some. As I workout pretty intensely I gained muscle mass. I know someone who is severely bipolar and gained weight but I think a sedentary lifestyle made it the type you don’t want. A regime of walking two miles a day got it under control. It all depends on the individual, some don’t have that problem at all.

          • Wade Wilson

            I believe Jim Lampley called him an annoying afterthought.

          • philoe bedoe

            It must be true then lol……..

          • Wade Wilson

            Even though he’s not my favourite of journalists I would still value Lampley’s opinion over most fans.

          • philoe bedoe

            Ok………

          • Nicholas Linnear

            There has never been an ‘in shape’ Tyson. He has always been a fat lump of lard.

          • philoe bedoe

            Yes a lump of lard that can fight, imagine if he was in real good shape…………

          • Nicholas Linnear

            Well I’ve never really seen Tyson ‘fight’. Throwing less than 10 punches per round is not fighting in my eyes. I’ve also never seen the man in anything close to what would be considered ‘basic’ good shape, much less real good shape in his entire life. Even when he was snorting a kilo of snow up his nose every week he was a fat lump of lard. If cocaine doesn’t help someone lose weight, nothing will. If I ever see a hint of muscle tissue on his body, instead of seeing it covered in a few inches of fat maybe it will show he is serious about getting in shape for the first time in his disgrace of a career.

          • philoe bedoe

            He was good enough to beat one of the best p4p boxers and dominant champions of recent years.
            This isn’t a body building competition it’s called boxing, hit without being hit.
            If you’ve never seen him fight I’d suggest watching his earlier fights when he wasn’t so good, that’s what happens when you don’t know how to box.
            Upload some videos of your action packed boxing fights and I can compare your career and Tyson’s lol……….

          • Nicholas Linnear

            Oh, you are one of those idiots… a guy who thinks someone has to have been a champion to have the right to comment on a fat tub of crap like Tyson? Was Ali a bodybuilder? Frazier? Holmes? Or any of the great heavyweight champions of the past? No, not one of them was. They did not have BMIs of over 40 either like Fury must have. And that is being kind as it is probably over 50.
            Tyson’s ‘career’ consists of one lackluster fight where he beat a champion who was nowhere near his best and then proceeded to throw his career away in a bag of cocaine and ended up being stripped of all his titles that were worth anything. Not something to be proud of or admired for.
            As for my own personal experience, it is none of your business. I am not here to prove myself to anonymous fools on the Internet, I’m here to express my opinion. You don’t agree with it, fine. No one is forcing you to reply.
            And in my view, the goal of boxing is to be the last man standing, not the one who is best at avoiding a fight. You enter the ring to be the man standing over your fallen opponent who is lying bleeding and unconscious on the canvas. John Graham Chambers who wrote The Marquess of Queensbury Rules would be rolling in his grave to see fighters doing their best to not fight in the ring.

          • philoe bedoe

            The only idiot is yourself one of those weirdo’s who gets off on questioning other boxers careers lol.
            Get yourself a life and stop getting jealous of other people’s lives.
            It maybe hard work for you but it will make you feel better in the end……….

          • Nicholas Linnear

            Other boxers? I’m not a boxer so I’m just commenting like the fan I am. I comment on football and baseball and basketball too. Never played any of those professionally either. Have you? How about you post your own professional record that gives you the right to comment here? Maybe that should be a requirement to post here. But I guess they wouldn’t be too many people posting if it was.
            The guy doesn’t impress me and has never impressed me. Are you a member of his family or something? Does he send you money to clean his colon with your tongue? Give me something other than one really boring as crap title fight that shows he’s a great fighter.

          • philoe bedoe

            I don’t go on social media and disrespect anybody, I wouldn’t say anything about somebody I couldn’t say to their face.
            Because what they do with their lives is nothing to do with me, I have my own happy life to lead.
            I have no respect for two faced cowardly trolls……….

          • Nicholas Linnear

            Who am I disrespecting? Tyson? He disrespected himself with his insane ranting and admitted cocaine use. I can’t disrespect him more than he disrespected himself. I don’t post on twitter, don’t even have an account there. I have a Facebook account but don’t really use it for anything. I post here now and then because I like boxing and this is the best place to have a civilized discussion about it. The boxing forum sites are swamps filled with racists and damn fools. At least here most of the guys who post know the sport and can have a good discussion about it. Yourself not withstanding.
            I’d gladly say the same things to Tyson’s face if I met him, or anyone else for that matter. What’s the guy going to do? Hit me?

          • philoe bedoe

            ” I’d gladly say the same things to Tyson’s face or anyone else for that matter”
            I’ll leave it there…………

          • philoe bedoe

            Is that you Robert?……..

          • Nicholas Linnear

            Who is Robert? A former boyfriend of yours or something? Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Hate to disappoint you, but if you’re lookin for a date, you better look somewheres else.

          • philoe bedoe

            You sound like Robert Archambault. The professional troll who had to leave here because he emabarassed himself, and keeps getting blocked or thrown off twitter lol…………

          • Nicholas Linnear

            Believe whatever you want. You seem to know a lot about this guy. You stalking him or something? Don’t know who he is and really don’t give a damn.

          • philoe bedoe

            It’s pretty obvious you don’t give a damn about yourself………..

          • Nicholas Linnear

            Look buddy, I don’t know who you are or who you think you are and I really don’t give a crap. How about you just stop replying to me or at least keep your posts about boxing? Stop being a tool.

  • shawn

    Fury could go down as the biggest underachieving heavyweight in boxing history, if he doesn’t get his body and mind fit. Tyson if you read this and you are taking bipolar medications, stop taking them 4 months prior to your fights. Good luck too you Champ!

    • Stephen M

      Yes Tyson, please stop taking your medication: “The likelihood of having a relapse is very high if you stop taking your bipolar medication. Suddenly stopping medication is especially dangerous.”

      • shawn

        You do not know what your talking about. Most SSRI are know to increase suicidal thoughts. Meds will also take away aggression, something a fighter doesn’t want. . A few mass shooters were on that sh!t. Going off the meds and getting right back on after the fight is doable. Actually taking those medication in my opinion are dangerous, listening too you could be even more dangerous.

        • Stephen M

          And you do? Post some facts, not just “there were two guys that someone said were mass shooters…”.
          Consensus seems to be that anti-depressants (SSRI) without mood stabilizers ( such as lithium ) are as effective as a placebo. “Typically, treatment entails a combination of at least one mood-stabilizing drug and/or atypical antipsychotic, plus psychotherapy. The most widely used drugs for the treatment of bipolar disorder include lithium carbonate and valproic acid (also known as Depakote or generically as divalproex).”https://www.webmd.com/bipolar-disorder/guide/understanding-bipolar-disorder-treatment#1
          “Bipolar disorder is a lifelong condition. Treatment is directed at managing symptoms. Depending on your needs, treatment may include:

          Medications. Often, you’ll need to start taking medications to balance your moods right away.
          Continued treatment. Bipolar disorder requires lifelong treatment with medications, even during periods when you feel better. People who skip maintenance treatment are at high risk of a relapse of symptoms or having minor mood changes turn into full-blown mania or depression.”https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bipolar-disorder/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355961

          I hope that wasn’t too much reading for you.

          • shawn

            Stephen, I know bipolar all too well and to begin with, there are more than one type of bipolar disorder that requires different medication s and or treatments. Nobody is the same. Doctor’s don’t even know truly/exactly how these medication s work.

            I’m not going to any site, researching and coming back here posting what I just read. I have three decades of first hand experience with bipolar disorder. I will also state that medications cause severe weight gain. Is that part of Tyson’s weight gain or just to many cheeseburger s ?

            Fury can simply walk long distance two or three times a day to greatly reduce depression. Three miles in the morning, two miles in the late afternoon or early evening and one mile a few hours before bed ( six days a week) He burns some calories in the process.

            I’m not going to do your homework for you Stephen, I don’t just make things up in an attempt to win arguments and I usually keep my trap shut if I do not have any knowledge pertaining to a specific subject matter.

            I do not claim to know everything either. With that said and me and you dont even knowing if Tyson is taking crazy pills in the first place, I think it’s best to move on. Good day to you.

          • Stephen M

            Well, experience is great but a lot of people don’t seem to learn a thing from experience. And telling someone to come off their meds doesn’t seem to me like especially good advice.

          • shawn

            Because you still don’t understand the scope of what I’m saying. I do not except you to understand. It’s obviously over your head.

          • Stephen M

            It must be because you are a genius.

          • shawn

            A stable genius haha

          • Wade Wilson

            It’s horrible advice. Going off the meds suddenly can have horrible consequences. I really know it from needing meds myself. Not bipolar, but I need them nonetheless. I’m in very good shape but I’d never take that type of risk on my system and I follow my instructions exactly. I go through Yale/New Haven Hospital so it’s not exactly second rate.

          • Stephen M

            You do well to follow professional instructions.

        • Stephen M

          I believe that you edited this post.

          • shawn

            Have no idea what you are talking about in terms of editing post. Sounds like your a wee bit paranoid. Are you not taking your Lit… ?

          • Stephen M

            Um, a little memory loss with yours?

          • shawn

            Alright Stephen we could go back and forth all night and end up in the same place ( no where ) . What’s the point.

          • shawn

            Plenty bipolar individual s live relatively normal lifestyle s even without antidepressants. Your acting like I suggested Tyson Fury french kiss a King Cobra while beatin off in a nitroglycerin plant.
            Jesus H Christ Stephen, stop being an overblown drama queen.

            I’m mostly pointing out that, taking ZOMBIE calmness pills and being a top level athlete in combat sports seems contradictory. Plenty folks stop meds for short periods of time and survive. The fast majority of individual s do not have millions or their legacies on the line when they take a pause for various unimportant reasons.

            Tyson will more than likely follow Doctor s order and not take my advice. Don’t toss and turn all night Stephen, it’s okay.

            BTW I don’t edit, I finish my thought process.

            I hope this clears things up for you. I’m not doing this again.

  • IRISHBOXING NUT STEVIE

    i dont see why people think tyson is that great . fair enough he beat wlad in a fight that averaged 5 punches a round . imo he will blow another chance with his drug abuse (hes a big fan of the devils dandruff). and will be remembered in 10 years time as a flash in the pan who wasted his god given talent

    • Stephen M

      Chances are pretty good that you are right.

  • DRE

    Fury is The Ring’s World Heavyweight Champion and he doesn’t even have a boxing license. Doesn’t get anymore fucked up than that.

    • Andy T

      And he hasn’t,t got a license because of a drugs ban, does that not make it more fucked up 🤔

  • Ten Count Toronto

    getting tired of his ass already

  • John Grady

    I remain preplexed how TF can be The Ring World Heavyweight Champion after such an extended inactivity period, having tested positive for PED, and not having a license to fight.

    There are seven ways one can lose the title, and some language – for example, fights muct be “scheduled” in a certain time frame rather than “fought” – leaves an out for TF to keep the title. But one, testing positive for a banned substance, can’t be argued unless the Ring requires certain organizations to identify the positive screen.

    It is very bad to have a champion who doesn’t fight, let’s hope TF is healthier mentally and returns to the ring soon. I am sure that meaningful training will be helpful.

  • RayK

    I think he needs at least two tune-ups. I wonder what his fight build-up schtick is gonna be like after his telling us he has mental health issues.

    • Ten Count Toronto

      problem is he might not be able to keep himself together for the time it takes to have the two tune up fights, and his motivation could be dependent on the getting a fight big enough turn him on.

      • RayK

        That’s definitely a concern.

    • Stephen M

      He could say something like ” yeah, I’m crazy but you’re stupid “.

      • RayK

        I just want him to be his old self when it comes to winding his opponent up!

        • Stephen M

          Don’t lose any sleep about that. So far he seems like the same old Fury.

          • Floridastorm

            His clownish actions, at press conferences, show him to be not only unstable mentally but a boorish human being. I’d love him to actually take on Wilder and have Wilder put him into a deep sleep. Also, I don’t think he’s any type of decent fighter. He’s just bigger than most of his opponents. But, he’s certainly not talented and seems to have very little discipline in training. I think the fight game can easily do without him and he will quickly be forgotten.

          • Stephen M

            I’m not a big fan myself but I have to admit that he totally undid Klitschko.

  • Andy T

    OK but No1 fighting No3 whilst the so called champion is a drugs cheat why not fight for the Ring Belt???