Tyson Fury vows that he will return to the ring after he looks after two things first and makes time to take a quick verbal jab as Anthony Joshua.

The former heavyweight champion of the world has been out of the ring for an almost incredible two year period when November comes this year.

Blighted by mental illness in the past, it now appears that the only thing stopping Fury from coming back is obtaining a professional license for the British Boxing Board of Control and getting fighting fit once again.

Speaking at an event in the UK this past weekend Fury highlighted this while on stage:

“I reckon personally, on my night in the heavyweight division I’m capable of beating anybody in the division. I’m not afraid of nobody, especially not some pumped out weight lifter (referring to Anthony Joshua) that’s for sure. I am what you call the pit bull of the fighting game. People want to see the big fights happen. When I get my license back and get back fit again and get this five stone off – I’ll be back.”

Love him or hate him, there is no denying that Tyson Fury is an entertaining character who has demonstrated at the very top level of boxing world class skills with his win over Wladimir Klitschko back in 2015.

Professional boxing has always been built on characters and entertaining fighters, at the end of the day.

The heavyweight division would certainly throw up some interesting fights if he were to return, too – notably against the likes of Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder in 2018.

Time will tell.