Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fury Could Make Ring Return in Manchester This Summer

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fury Could Make Ring Return in Manchester This Summer

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TYSON Fury finally looks set to make his long-awaited return to the ring in Manchester this summer.

The former world heavyweight champion is believed to have signed a deal with promoter Frank Warren, and is expected to fight on a bill taking place in Manchester on June 9. It would be Fury's first fight since November 2015, when he defeated Wladimir Klitschko in Germany for the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight belts.

He has been out of the ring nearly two-and-a-half years since then, initially vacating his belts after revealing he had been struggling with mental health problems, before then receiving a charge from UK Anti-Doping for an alleged drug tests failure.

After a long ordeal, Fury accepted a backdated two-year ban from UKAD in December, and also had his suspension lifted by the British Boxing Board of Control. …

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