Frank Bruno with Alan Brazil and Micky Quinn
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Frank Bruno says boxing needs Tyson Fury back in the sport.
Speaking on talkSPORT ahead of the release of his new book 'Let Me Be Frank', the legendary former world heavyweight champion expressed his desire to see Fury regain his licence and return to the ring.
Fury has not fought since ending Wladimir Klitschko's heavyweight title reign in Dusseldorf two years ago after a series of well-documented personal struggles.
The 28-year-old is back in training but the British Boxing Board of Control will not sanction a comeback bout until a final ruling from UK Anti-Doping on a suspended drugs ban.
Bruno, though, hopes the saga will soon be resolved as he believes an all-British superfight between Fury and Anthony Joshua will light up the heavyweight division.
"He says things which wind people up but he is a very, very serious guy and a very good boxer," he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.
"If he can get himself together and get through his problems, it will be a very, very good fight against Anthony Joshua.
"He is a very good and under-estimated boxer. It will be nice for him to come back, he is a character, and boxing needs him.
"If him and Anthony Joshua fight, you will need an ever bigger stadium than Wembley."
Bruno also spoke glowingly about Joshua, who stopped Carlos Takam on Saturday night to retain his IBF, IBO and WBA titles and extended his winning record to 20 fights.
"He is a very, very dedicated guy," said Bruno.
"He is very, very focused, very hungry and he deserves to do well."