Tyson Fury in knockout form in leopard print shirt as he meets fans

Boxer Tyson Fury showed off his slimline form in a trademark flamboyant shirt as he gets ready for his big return to the boxing ring.

Tyson was the guest of honour at a special “Evening with” event at Manchester’s Piccadilly Hotel with over 300 fans packing in to meet the Mancunian fighter.

And Tyson was on good form as he posed for photos and signed autographs for guests at the event.

Tyson Fury poses with fans Ella Majid and Christina Dentith at the Piccadilly Hotel event
(Image: Manchester evening news)

He then took to the stage to answer questions from fans including who he would like to face in the boxing ring after his incredible shape up in past months.

While everyone is hoping it will be Anthony Joshua, he told fans an announcement won’t be made until later this month on his opponent for his comeback fight on June 9.

Tyson Fury meets fans at the Mercure Piccadilly Hotel event, pictured with Layla Sarah
(Image: Manchester evening news)

Mickey Martin organised the event at the weekend and said: “Tyson was an absolute gentleman, he was very respectful and was happy to pose for photos with his fans.

“He went on stage and said: ‘how do I look ladies and gentlemen?’ to rapturous applause.”

Mickey added it had been a lively Q&A on stage, compered by Johnny Nelson, as Tyson is not known for holding back on his opinions.

Tyson Fury in knockout form at the Mercure Piccadilly Hotel in Manchester
(Image: Manchester evening news)
Tyson Fury met fans at the Piccadilly Hotel event including Oscar Marriett pictured
(Image: Manchester evening news)

Mickey said: “He said how much he’d missed boxing, he’s tried golf and other sports but he just knows that he’s made for boxing.

“He said that being away for the past two years helped him to rejuvenate, that two years is a long time but it’s done him the world of good.”

Tyson Fury pictured with CNM Security Chris Neil and Scott Gray.
(Image: Manchester evening news)

As for that rather colourful leopard print shirt (teamed with a Louis Vuitton belt)? Well, Tyson has revealed that he gets all of his uniquely patterned blouses from shirt-maker Claudio Lugli – and that he’s teamed up with the designer to raise funds for mental health charity Mind with upcoming sales.

It’s a cause close to his heart after battling his own mental health issues since he defeated Wladimir Klitschko for the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles back in November 2015.

Fury initially vacated his belts after revealing he had been struggling with mental health, before then receiving a charge from UK Anti-Doping for an alleged drug tests failure.

After a long ordeal, Fury accepted a backdated two-year ban from UKAD in December, and also had his suspension lifted by the British Boxing Board of Control.

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