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In December last year, Fury accepted a backdated two-year suspension from UK Anti-Doping.

Apr.13 - SportLand: BBC boxing correspondent Mike Costello was among those present on Thursday as Tyson Fury announced he is set to return to professional boxing.

The British former heavyweight champion said he would be bringing "flair and flame" in a Manchester bout on 9 June against an as yet unannounced opponent.

The 29-year-old has not fought since he so dramatically claimed the IBF, WBA and WBO world titles from Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 - a victory Costello said had been driven by Fury's "unshakeable conviction he was going to do it". 

In December last year, Fury accepted a backdated two-year suspension from UK Anti-Doping.

In January he had his licence reinstated and he has now signed with promoter Frank Warren.

"Clearly because of his mental health issues Fury needed some time away, but the break has done him good, as he said today," Costello said.

Costello, speaking on BBC Radio 5 live, added: "Back then, Fury based himself on guile and confidence. From what I heard from him today, his sense of self-belief has not diminished.

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