Former world heavyweight title challenger Hughie Fury's in-ring return has been officially announced.
Fury will fight a boxing card on May 25 at the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester against an opponent to be named at a later date.
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The 24-year-old Fury is coming off a loss to Kubrat Pulev in Bulgaria last October with a spot as the mandatory challenger to Anthony Joshua's IBF heavyweight title on the line. Fury has now lost two of his last three fights with his other defeat being a majority decision loss to Joseph Parker in 2017 for the WBO heavyweight title. Prior to the loss against Parker, Fury was on a 20-fight win streak and held the WBO Intercontinental title. Fury currently sits in at No. 14 in the IBF heavyweight rankings.
Prior to the announcement, Fury was the BBBofC British heavyweight champion but would vacate the belt a couple of months ago due to injuries that have kept him out of the ring. Since the title was vacated, the BBBofC ordered Joe Joyce and Daniel Dubois to fight for the title, though the fight has yet to be announced.
Fury's cousin is former WBA, WBO and IBF champion Tyson Fury, who is making his Top Rank Boxing debut against Tom Schwarz on June 15 in Las Vegas.