Tyson Fury will resume his UK Anti-Doping hearing next month

Tyson Fury will resume his UK Anti-Doping hearing next month

Ricky Hatton and Dave Allen welcomed Fury to their gym this week as the former unified world champion continues his bid to get back in fighting shape.

"I just heard David Haye has pulled out against Tony "The B***end" Bellew", Fury said in a video on Instagram. The undefeated Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) has not fought since he dethroned the great Wladimir Klitschko in Düsseldorf on 28 November 2015 to claim the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO world championship belts. Will they rematch next year?

He is now determined to be back in 2018, though, with British rival Anthony Joshua in his sights, and has been sharing footage online of his return to training.

Boxing fans will be hoping Fury can make it back with potentially massive fights ahead.

"That won't take me long at all and then I'll be looking for my first opponent in early 2018".

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"There are plenty of options for me", Fury explained.

Bellew added: "Listen, he's given me a hell of a lot of stick, as good as he is, but Stavros, if you're out there, let's get it going. I want to knock out Anthony Joshua and I want to knock out Deontay Wilder and I believe by the time those fights happen they will be to unify the heavyweight division".

"In many people's eyes Tyson is still the man in the heavyweight division", MTK Global director Paul Gibson said.

Tyson Fury is a larger than life character, and his career has seen many ups and downs.

Fury issued a scathing criticism of UKAD in September as he awaited a new date to clear his name, but the organisation responded, saying: "From the beginning, UK Anti-Doping has pushed for resolution of the charges as quickly as possible and has invested significant resources in trying to achieve this".