The 29-year-old was on fine form as he made the blockbuster announcement in the swanky surroundings of the Four Seasons hotel in London this afternoon.
And he wasted no time in reigniting his rivalry with heavyweight rival Anthony Joshua.
“Joshua is a big old dosser, he’s a belt-carrier for me. By the time I get ready to fight, it’s going to be an easy contest,” Fury said.
“Anyone who moves a bit and throws a few feints, he can’t deal with.
“Here’s the headline, boys: get a handful of rice and throw it on me if he wants to try and land anything on me.
“I’ll outbox him for a few rounds and then knock him out. He’s not the hardest man to hit.”
Fury also suggested Joshua, who currently holds the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO championship belts, is currently second fiddle to American WBC king Deontay Wilder in the division.
“Wilder is top of the tree – he’s dangerous until the last two seconds of the fight,” he added.
“He showed that in the Luis Ortiz fight.
“He only needs one punch – and unlike AJ he has got the speed and agility to throw them from anywhere.
Promoter Warren, who confirmed Fury had signed a “multi-fight” deal with him, said he would keep the former unified heavyweight champion on his toes for the next couple of months.
“Three or four fights. He’s going to be busy, he needs some rounds under his belt. He won’t be sitting on his backside,” Warren said.
“He needs to be fighting fit, he needs to get those round under his belts. It will happen, there is no doubt. We are not working towards anyone’s agenda.
“The agenda will be Tyson’s, not anybody else’s – when he is ready we will be good to go.”
The self-styled Gypsy King has seen his popularity skyrocket since his self-imposed exile from the ring and he credited his supporters with helping to inspire him on his quest to return to full fitness.
Fury added: “The fans have been showing me a lot of love of late. Everyone loves a good comeback story. With all my trial and tribulations, people can see I am a real person.
“This is a fight for depression, for mental health problems. I’ve been as low as anyone man can go and as high as any man can go. You can always overcome these problems.
“I had no love for boxing after I won all the belts – I didn’t want to box anymore. The fire was out for two years.
“It hasn’t been frustrating [on Joshua], I just have to congratulate the fella, he’s done very well. I hope he makes ten times more money than he’s got and sells a million tickets.
“I’ve had many good Saturday nights watching the fella, he’s a very good fighter and I can’t wait to get back in there and prove that I am the best.
“The past is in the past, what happened yesterday is history. Let’s look forward to tomorrow.”
Source : EXPRESS