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Tyson Fury expects to be thin by 2018

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Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) is ready to dedicate himself to training once he’s given clearance to resume his pro boxing career by the UK Anti-Doping agency and the BBB of C.

Fury has no shortage of British promoters that want to help him get back inside the ring. Eddie Hearn, the promoter for IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, is especially anxious to get Fury back fighting again so that he can match him against his fighter in 2018.

In the blow photo of Fury, appears to be in the 240s and looks in excellent shape. The current version of Fury is well above 240. He said recently that he’s weighing in the 350 pound region. That’s a lot of weight that Fury will need to take off for him to resume his career.

“You talk about AJ versus [Deontay] Wilder but it’s nowhere as big as AJ against Fury,” said Hearn to skysports.com. “That is a fight that can be built into something huge. Two completely different characters,” said Hearn about Fury and Joshua. “two completely different styles, two undefeated heavyweights, two unified champions. It’s an incredible match up. But Tyson needs to get back on the horse, and show the British public he’s still serious, show the British public that he is here and back in the game. But, that doesn’t come on social media it comes from being in the gym and getting through the ropes,” said Hearn.

Fury has been heavy for so long, it’s hard to imagine him thin. The last time Fury fought was in November 2015 in beating Wladimir Klitschko by a 12 round decision. That was Fury at his best. If he can get back to that level, he’s going to be huge problems for the top heavyweights like Deontay Wilder and Joshua.

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