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30th Apr 2018

Tyson Fury sparring footage emerges ahead of comeback fight

Billy Joe Saunders posted a clip of the undefeated heavyweight in action

Darragh Murphy

Tyson Fury is looking light on his feet ahead of his long-awaited comeback.

Fight fans have less than six weeks to wait until Fury steps through the ropes for the first time in two and a half years and while we await news of an opponent, the undefeated heavyweight is showing glimpses of his former brilliance.

Fury is set to headline the June 9 show in Manchester, with the hope of shaking off any ring rust that may have accumulated since his 2015 victory over Wladimir Klitschko.

The 29-year-old has recently claimed that he’d shed close to 10 stone on his remarkable weight loss journey and even insisted that he’d have to put on weight before fight night.

Speaking to iFL TV, Fury said: “I’m around about 17st 10lbs at the minute.

“But we’re going to put a bit of weight on for the fight because I feel a bit thin. So I’m going to go up a stone or two.

“I’m going to weigh around the 19 mark, maybe a bit more, maybe a bit less. Not less, actually, probably 19 or above.

“For Klitschko, I was around 18st 5lbs but I was very skinny. I’d done a lot of training for that fight.

“For this one, I’ll have more muscle and look sexier. The abs will be better, the arms will be bigger.”

Fury’s close friend Billy Joe Saunders has just released sparring footage of ‘2 Fast’ and, while switching from orthodox to southpaw, Fury proved that he’s certainly not lost his speed or confidence.