Unbeaten former world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury could make a return to the ring in April or May 2017 according to his trainer and uncle, Peter Fury.
Fury (25,0,18 KO's) was forced to vacate his heavyweight championship belts after testing positive for cocaine and twice pulling out of rematches with Wladimir Klitschko, who he defeated in November 2015 to win the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, The Ring, and lineal heavyweight titles.
The 28-year-old Fury has not fought again since lifting the multiple titles from Klitschko.
Merry Christmas ?guys I've had a nightmare 2016 done a lot of stuff I'm not proud of! But my promise to u is I'll return 2017 takeover. Xxx?
— GYPSYKING (@Tyson_Fury) December 24, 2016
In an interview with 4c Sports Media, Peter Fury confirmed that Tyson has been training and could be ready to fight again in April or May next year.
“As we speak now, he's with his brother, he's with his father and he is training every day. He’s running, he’s training and he’s asking when I’m back in the gym," said Peter Fury.
"Expect Tyson back in the ring around April/May time next year – he’ll be back. He’s coming back to not only get the belts but to prove that he is the only heavyweight in the world.
"He'll have a couple of fights – two or three – and he’ll be back fighting for the belts. I'd like to see Tyson fight Wilder. I think that's a massive fight across the pond. I think that would turn into a super-fight. That's a fight we want anyway."