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Tyson Fury Takes A Big Step Forward On Road To Return

Maurice Brosnan
By Maurice Brosnan
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Controversial heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury has signed for Matthew Macklin's boxing management company MTK Global as he continues his return to the ring.

Fury has been inactive since he defeated Wladimir Klitschko in October 2015 but has recently returned to training and will face the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) in a hearing now scheduled for December. He was supposed to face that in July after being flagged for "presence of a prohibited substance" but the hearing was postponed.

Should Fury be cleared by that body he will be free to pursue a licence and return next year.

MTK Global already manages Carl Frampton, Jamie Conlan and Paddy Barnes. Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn recently announced he was keen to work with Fury. That looks less likely now as the last MTK fight was promoted by Frank Warren.

29-year-old Fury had hinted at the news yesterday and has since tweeted out thanks to MTK:


In the statement Fury cited both Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder as potential opponents and said he asked fellow boxers about the company before signing with them:

It is unbelievable how fast they have grown and what they have achieved in the past few years. I spoke to my mate Billy Joe Saunders and he only had good things to say about MTK so it was an easy decision to go with them.

Fury has returned to training, most recently alongside Ricky Hatton as he works to regain fitness with a comeback on the horizon.

My & my mate @gypsyking101 @HattonGym today. Both in the shape of our lives. Bring it on anyone.?

A post shared by Ricky Hatton MBE (@rickyhitmanhatton) on

Tyson Fury is one of the most entertaining people in boxing and his unconventional style makes him an interesting opponent for either Joshua or Wilder. If managed correctly a return will only benefit boxing fans.

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