Former world heavyweight titleholder Tyson Fury will return to the ring June 9 at the Manchester Arena, Frank Warren announced on Twitter.
The unbeaten Fury (25-0, 18 KO's), 29, has not fought since November 2015 when he snagged the IBF, WBA, and WBO world titles from former world champion Wladimir Klitschko in a dominating unanimous decision victory in November 2015.
Following the major upset, Fury's life outside of the ring took a significant fall.
Fury pulled out of a planned rematch with Klitschko in September 2016 due to depression and also admitted to problems with alcohol, and failed a drug test.
The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) suspended Fury in October 2016 after he admitted to cocaine use.
Fury tested positive for the banned steroid Nandrolone in 2015. However, the BBBofC lifted his suspension in January, following a ruling by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) that backdated a two-year ban.
The BBBofC suspended Fury in October 2016 after he admitted to cocaine use.
In his absence, English rival Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KO's), a 2012 Olympic gold medalist, has claimed three of the four major world title belts (not counting IBO), and most recently added the WBO strap to his arsenal following a unanimous decision win over Joseph Parker on March 31.
However, Joshua has his eyes set on WBC champion Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KO's), who was offered $12.5 million by Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn this week to face the 2012 Olympic gold medalist, but apparently Wilder, a 2008 Olympic bronze medalist, and his team, were not impressed by the offer.
An opponent for Fury has not officially been announced, but the self-styled Gypsy King appears ready for battle. He gained a tremendous amount of weight during his hiatus, but recent photos suggest Fury is ready to become a two-time heavyweight world champion.