Tyson Fury back in sparring

Tyson Fury took part in his first sparring session for over a year in Manchester on Tuesday. The former unified heavyweight world champion has not fought since November 2015, but is targeting a return to the ring in the coming months. Fury has been battling back to full fitness in the past several months and stepped up his regime by sparring with heavyweight Lucas Browne.

It was the first time in over 12 months the 29-year-old has sparred and Fury updated his fans on social media about the landmark moment. He said: ‘[About to] make my way over to Manchester. Going to do a bit of sparring with Lucas ‘Big Daddy’ Browne. ‘Looking forward to it actually, first spar back in over a year. It’s going to be fantastic. Training is going well, should have some big updates for you over the next day or so.

And Browne was clearly impressed with the work he got through with Fury as his opposite, as the pair sparred at Ricky Hatton’s gym in Manchester. He said: ‘An absolute pleasure sharing the ring with the man himself, Tyson Fury, what a class act and what a sensational boxing talent.’ Fury teased fans he was close to making a big announcement and the news is believed to be that he has signed with a new promoter. Frank Warren is expected to be winning the race to sign the heavyweight.

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