By Terence Dooley
Tyson Fury’s comeback is looming large and he has been given the backing of a Manchester fighting legend as he seeks to get his career back on track.
Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) meets the ever-reliable TBA on June 9 at the city’s Arena, and former light-welterweight world Champion and WBA welterweight titlist Ricky Hatton believes that the former heavyweight Champion can recapture past glories.
Fury has been training with new coach Ben Davison at Hatton's Hyde-based gym so "The Hitman" has been well placed to run his eye over the comeback preparations.
“He's never looked better,” Hatton said when speaking to Sheldan Keay of the Manchester Evening News.
“He's shed two-and-a-half stone, he's looking better. I'm really excited about what Tyson is going to do. He'll have a few fights to get back into it, he'll shed a few more pounds along the way and then ultimately the goal is to fight Anthony Joshua a bit further down the line.”
He added: “We'll never be able to tell until that first bell goes, but I've seen him in the gym, he's looking better than ever, he's got the bit between his teeth. The way he's conducted himself and his training shows that's what he's intending to do.”
Fury will co-headline the bill alongside Ancoats-based former WBO lightweight holder Terry Flanagan, who meets Maurice Hooker for the vacant WBO light-welterweight title. Zelfa Barrett, Nathan Gorman and James Metcalf will provide undercard support with more fights to be confirmed by promoter Frank Warren.
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