‘I’ll obliterate you boy’: Tyson Fury declares he’s coming for Joshua and Wilder after getting green light from UK boxing authority
The former heavyweight champion posts video on Instagram in which he claims he will ‘obliterate’ reigning champion Joshua
The former undisputed heavyweight world boxing champion Tyson Fury reignited his war of words with current champions Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder on Tuesday when he posted a video on Instagram claiming he was gunning for the pair.
The Englishman, who has not fought since defeating Ukrainian great Wladimir Klitschko in Germany back in November 2015, was finally given the clearance to attempt a return to boxing by the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) – pending the outcome of a hearing with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) – on Thursday.
Fury has indicated his exasperation with the sport and also announced his retirement on social media since his historic win over Klitschko amid a pattern of increasingly erratic behaviour. But the Manchester fighter appears intent on reclaiming his world title after proclaiming himself to be on a mission to “destroy” the current champions.
A post shared by Tyson Fury (@gypsyking101) on Oct 31, 2017 at 3:59am PDT
“[Joshua] and Wilder I’m coming back for you pair my mission is seek and destroy the only thing on my mind is destruction who ever gets in my way will be dealt with accordingly,” wrote the 29-year-old.
Fury’s career has been on hold since he relinquished his world titles in October 2016 after he revealed he was suffering from medical issues. He was suspended by the BBCofC the next day ahead of a hearing in November that year.
He has now been advised by the BBCofC to arrange a date for a hearing with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) ahead of a proposed return to the ring.
Be ready to fight in April 2018 in a great fight! & again in the summer in a mega fight! & again in back end of year. 3 big fights in 2018.
— TYSON2FASTFURY (@Tyson_Fury) October 12, 2017
However, BBBofC chairman Robert Smith said on Monday that he was still waiting on Fury’s legal team to arrange their hearing with UKAD.
“It’s quite simple, Fury’s legal team need to agree a date,” Smith told Sky Sports. “At the present time, as I am standing here now, it hasn’t been agreed.
“We are ready to go. UKAD do all our anti-doping for us, they have an independent panel that is dealing with the case and we are trying to get a date finalised. But we are unable to do so because they [Fury’s legal team] haven’t confirmed one.”
Fury has stated his intention to fight three times in 2018.