Former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury has likened himself to members of the animal kingdom ahead of comeback.
Fury has been relentless in his words online and offline this week as talks of his comeback continue to gather pace ahead of 2018.
He’s in Monaco today to watch tonight’s boxing action featuring Dmitry Bivol, Scott Quigg, Dereck Chisora and a few others.
But it’s his own comeback that is of course at the front of his mind.
He has targeted next summer as a realistic time to fight Anthony Joshua but Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn recently said in an IFL TV interview with Kugan Cassius that “the back end of 2018” is more realistic for the bout.
Speaking from France on his comeback, Fury told Sky Sports News in his own colorful words, how he feels about finally returning to the ring:
“Ready as ever to be honest. I’ve had two years out of the ring. Fat as a pig, hairy as an animal but still as hungry as a lion. You have two years out of the ring and it gives you that va-va-voom to get back in there and bust a few heads, if you like.”
Tyson Fury’s professional record to date stands at 25-0 (18KO) and he will not turn 30 years old until August of next year.