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Fury: April 2018 fight booked with Joshua

Fury claims a Wembley date is already booked with Joshua Credit: PA

Tyson Fury has claimed that Eddie Hearn has already booked Wembley Stadium next year in preparation for a fight with Anthony Joshua.

The 28-year-old is targeting a comeback fight on July 8, providing he overturns a suspended drugs ban at a UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) hearing which opens on Monday.

Fury has not fought since beating Wladimir Klitschko for the world heavyweight titles in November 2015, due to a combination of drug issues and mental health concerns.

But in the wake of Joshua's stunning 11th-round knockout win over Klitschko at Wembley last month, Fury has returned to training and is intent on securing an all-British super-fight with the new champion and has revealed that Joshua's promoter Hearn has pencilled in a fight in April 2018.

Eddie Hearn has already booked Wembley Stadium for next April.

There isn't another stadium where it should take place. I would fight Joshua in October but I believe Klitschko will take the rematch.

Deep down, I don't think they want to fight me yet. Joshua struggled with Klitschko. And I took Klitschko to school, toyed with him, put my hands behind my back, literally, while he was letting his cannons go, slipping out of the way of them. They are not ready for that.

A lot of people have picked AJ to beat me, but I've said many times that we are in a sport called "the sweet science" and it's not a body-building contest or a strongman competition. Joshua is an easy fight for me.

– Fury told the Daily Telegraph


Fury retracts retirement claim just hours later

Tyson Fury is back in the game. Credit: PA

British boxer Tyson Fury has quickly retracted the claim that he was retiring from the sport.

Earlier on Monday the 28-year-old said he would be quitting the sport, which he described as "the saddest thing I ever took part in".

In his latest tweet, Fury said: "Hahahaha u think you will get rid of the GYPSYKING that easy!!! I'm here to stay. #TheGreatest just shows u what the Medea [sic] are like. Tut tut."


Tyson Fury joins fans ahead of Euro 2016 showdown

British World Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was mobbed by England fans as he made a surprise appearance on the French Riviera on Sunday.

England fans have been gathering in the French city of Nice ahead of their Euro 2016 Last-16 showdown with Iceland on Monday.

The boxer was mobbed as he entered the Akathor bar in the Vieille Ville area, and posed for selfies with fans as he made his way along the Rue Saint-Francois de Paule.

Boxer Tyson Fury is greeted in the streets by England supporters in Nice. Credit: PA

Fury put on a Three Lions shirt and posted a receipt for 1,000 Euro on Twitter, saying: "This is how much I love my fans, euro 2016, 200 Jager bombs, for the the fans."

Boxer Tyson Fury posed for selfies with England fans in Nice on Sunday. Credit: PA
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