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The 29-year-old has been out of the ring for two years since he defeated Wladimir Klitschko on points to claim his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight belts in November 2015.

Fury is looking to return to the ring in 2018, but he must wait to speak with the UK Anti-Doping Agency in December regarding a failed test in June 2016 before the British Boxing Board of Control can grant him a licence to make his comeback.

In the meantime, the unbeaten fighter, who claims the traces of a banned steroid found in his system came from eating uncastrated wild boar, has been working hard on his fitness and has already lost three stone to currently weigh-in at around 24 stone.

And, looking ahead to his eagerly-awaited return to boxing, Fury also insisted that he wanted to ditch the controversial pre-fight statements and antics, such as when he turned up for a Klitshcko fight press conference dressed as batman.

He said: “I want the public to see me, the people’s champion, the happy-go-lucky Tyson Fury. Not the confident, brash character to sell tickets. If promoters can’t do their job, I’m not going to help them. I’m not going to be a performing actor.

“I feel I have a story to tell, a massive one. The stuff I’ve been through, depression, mental health problems. It can help and inspire others. From rags to riches to rags again.

“From 18 stone to 27. From a clean living man to drugs and alcohol and back to the heavyweight world champion again. I hope the legacy and story I leave behind will help others…



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