fury to make return against german heavyweight

14:00    24 Mar 2019

Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury will officially make his return to the ring in Las Vegas on June 15 in what will be the Brit's first fight of his deal with American promoters Top Rank.

Fury last stepped into the ring in December last year against Deontay Wilder, and despite hitting the canvas, the 'Gypsy King' was able to rise to his feet and conjure a draw against the WBC champion.

The 30-year-old will face little-known German Tom Schwarz at the Thomas and Mack Center, Fury's promoter Bob Arum announced.

"We wanted to get a guy who had not tasted a loss. Tyson is such a big, big guy, we didn't want to put him in with a small guy and Schwarz is a big, big guy. It will make a really compelling fight," Arum told World Boxing News.

"He was quite willing to take the fight. The terms were negotiated and the idea that he wanted to and is able to fight Tyson Fury. This was never in doubt."

Schwarz, like Fury, boasts an undefeated record. The German, who holds the WBO inter-continental heavyweight title, has registered 24 straight wins.

Fury was initially set to face Wilder in a re-match of last year's epic tussle, but instead decided to sign with Top Rank.

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