This Saturday evening, Tyson Fury makes his long-awaited return to the ring.
The former heavyweight champion of the world will be making his first ring appearance since beating Wladimir Klitschko back in November 2015.
Fury’s troubles, since pulling off that remarkable win, have been well documented.
Now, the self-proclaimed Gypsy King is ready to step back into the ring to prove he is the best heavyweight in the world.
His first opponent, as you’d expect, Sefer Seferi, isn’t expected to give Tyson too much trouble, his record may look impressive but it has to be remembered he has boxed most of his career as a cruiserweight.
But, once this initial obstacle has been overcome, the clamour will grow for Tyson to step up in class as he prepares to re-establish himself in the heavyweight division.
Already, Tyson has spoken about looking to beat both the current reigning world champions, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder, whilst also speaking about being the best heavyweight of his era.
Clearly, Tyson isn’t short on confidence despite his almost 3-year absence from the ring.
But, will those 3-years have had an effect on his ring prowess?
Watching him in training you’d suggest not, the excess weight has been shed and Tyson looks to be in the best shape of his life.
I guess the acid test will come when he steps up a class and comes face-to-face with a dangerous opponent, then we’ll see if Tyson is really ready to mix it with the top guys in the division.
As for a couple of interesting fights that could re-establish him in the division, matches against David Price and Dereck Chisora could well be worth seeing, then perhaps the big-boys of the division.
Interesting times ahead though methinks.