Frank Warren not happy about The Sun's Tyson Fury headline
Tyson Fury is back and there is no doubting his dedication.
Fighters don't drop seven-plus stone on a whim, nor do they negotiate for world title fights with the intention of damaging their legacy by showing up at any less than 100 per cent.
Fury has his sights set on returning to the pinnacle of boxing's heavyweight division and while his penchant for controversy has turned several fans against him in the past, his previous struggle with mental illness should not be used as a tool with which to tarnish his return to the fight game.
The undefeated Brit has made no secret of the fact that he has suffered from depression in the past and it's openness like that which should be lauded.
Ahead of Fury's second fight since his lengthy time away from the ring, the 30-year-old has been hyping up his bout with Francesco Pianeta but promoter Frank Warren has taken umbrage with one angle taken by The Sun.
From a great press conference with talk about Wilder, singing and taking photos with hundreds of fans that is what The Sun has led with..
Anyone would think the The Sun and Sky were owned by the same person...https://t.co/bZ8PNCC9ST
— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) August 14, 2018
The tabloid latched on to one comment from Fury which saw him announce that: "One minute I want 30 defences, the next I want to smash Wilder in and the next minute I want to retire. You never know what to expect with me."
Fury was clearly playing up to his infamous unpredictability with that comment from a press conference which brought about much more interesting quotes.
In the same breath that Fury admitted that he is prone to being capricious, he gave a determined explanation about what he missed most about the sport.
"When people don't think I can do it then I rise to the challenge. But I need a dance partner. I rise to each opponent's level, just above them," Fury said.
"I'm very hungry to be the best that I can be. If I come through this, Wilder gets the chance to fight me.
"I never knew any heartache or sadness and I did not know how good I had it until it was gone.
"I want to get back there, I have to prove that no one can beat me, the challenges are there, it is just what turns me on.
"One minute I want 30 defences, the next I want to smash Wilder in and the next minute I want to retire. You never know what to expect with me."