The last time the boxing public saw Fury fight in anger he was out in Germany taking on the great Wladimir Klitschko, a bout in which he was a big underdog.
However, he pulled off one of the great upsets to take a unanimous decision and earn the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight world titles.
But he subsequently pulled out of a rematch and relinquished the titles amid a battle with depression and cocaine use.
Now, he returns in front of a partisan crowd in Manchester as he starts to rebuild his career after 1,000 days out of the ring.
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6.25pm: A little bit turgid, this one. One round to go and Barrett will take the win – Tellez has had a point off for low blows – but it’s not been impressive. Technically proficient but Barrett lacking in knockout power.
6.05pm: Zelfa Barrett’s jab looks beautiful tonight, even if Tellez isn’t the best fighter in the world. Blood pouring from the nose but he is still coming forward. Credit to him on that front. Three rounds of eight gone and Barrett is well ahead.
5.50pm: McGann stops him in the third round. Seemed to learn very quickly after getting his head knocked back by the jab in the first round. Nice start for the former mixed martial artist, who has a fair few Warringtonians singing his name high up in the Arena.
Zelfa Barrett and late opponent Edwin Tellez will be next in the ring for eight rounds at super-featherweight.
5.45pm: Electric start to his professional boxing for McGann, who drops Grant twice in the early stages. The referee lets him resume and the bell rings two seconds after the second count and probably saves Grant’s bacon.
Might not go much longer this because you’d expect McGann to have plenty of engine.
5.20pm: Jordan Thompson gets his ninth career win in pretty spectacular fashion, albeit against an opponent without much to give back. He drops Kalinovski in the second round and the spirit was gone then, I thought, but it took the referee until six seconds from the end of the second.
Thompson wins to delight the home fans. Jack McGann, former MMA fighter, is making his boxing debut next.
5.05pm: Arthur does indeed get the decision, winning every round and improving to 11-0. Not the most impressive performance in the world but he got the win.
Another Mancunian up next as Jordan Thompson takes on Dmitri Kalinovski.
5pm: We are still two hours away from the TV card but the boxing has already been going for an hour in Manchester, where Frank Warren has put on a 13-fight undercard to accompany Tyson Fury’s return.
We are expecting as many as 12,000 in for the main event and plenty of them will be here for the undercard main event too: local lad Terry Flanagan is fighting Maurice Hooker for the WBO super-lightweight world title.
We’ll be here every step of the way to build up to the return of Fury and bring you every result from a busy undercard.
Lyndon Arthur is just coming to the end of his six-round light-heavyweight contest against Charles Adamu. Doesn’t look like he’ll get a stoppage but the cards should go his way.
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