Fury could make his comeback on May 13

Tyson Fury has to convince the British Boxing Board of Control to return his licence, which was taken away last October.
Tyson Fury has to convince the British Boxing Board of Control to return his licence, which was taken away last October.PHOTO: AFP

LONDON • Troubled former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has taken to social media to suggest that he could be back in the ring on May 13.

However, the Englishman - whose last bout was his defeat of the then WBO (World Boxing Organisation) and WBA (World Boxing Association) world champion Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 - has to still convince the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) to return his licence.

Fury, 28, who claimed he took cocaine for depression, had his licence taken away last October after he surrendered his world titles so he could concentrate on medical treatment.

"Breaking news. Return of the MAC, may 13th, working on an opponent more news to follow," he tweeted on Monday.

"I'm taking on all bums, Keep my belts warm guys as they belong to the king who ever got my belts I'm coming for you! Big or small," he added in a further tweet.

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I'm taking on all bums, Keep my belts warm guys as they belong to the king who ever got my belts I'm coming for you! Big or small.

TYSON FURY, former world heavyweight boxing champion, hinting at his return to the ring in a tweet.

Promoter Frank Warren, who has set up Fury's cousin Hughie Fury with a world title tilt at New Zealand's WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker on April 1, also tweeted that the former champion would be back soon.

"The man who ended @Klitschko's reign. The Real Heavyweight King is coming back for his crown," tweeted Warren.

Fury was charged with a doping offence by Britain's anti-doping body last June after a urine sample from February 2015 showed traces of the banned stimulant nandrolone.

He has denied any wrongdoing and an appeal hearing was scheduled for November.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 08, 2017, with the headline 'Fury could make his comeback on May 13'. Print Edition | Subscribe