By January, Fury had reportedly lost close to four stone in weight, and plenty more has fallen off since as evidenced by a picture uploaded to Instagram by "The Hitman" earlier this week. What's in store for the best British boxer of his generation?
Fury also admitted that he believes Deontay Wilder is "top of the pile" of the current crop of heavyweights but insisted "they're all very vulnerable and very beatable too".
At a press conference in London on Thursday afternoon it was revealed that Fury will fight an as-yet-unnamed opponent on June 9 in Manchester, after he signed a deal with Frank Warren.
A spokesperson for MTK Global added: "It's been a long wait but we are delighted with the news that Tyson's return is now finalised".
"I'm back to reclaim what is rightfully mine", declared Fury.
Now that the key details are out of the way, let's look at the possibilities.
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Inciting widespread outrage for comments deemed sexist and homophobic shortly thereafter, issues with anti-doping regulations, and his deteriorating mental well-being, have largely framed Fury's public persona in the years since his memorable win.
He sensationally quipped that he could come back, take on a unified champion, land all the heavyweight belts and retire - but a world title fight is clearly some way off.
The most likely scenario going forward?
Who will his opponent be?
Fury shocked the sporting World in November 2015 when he sensationally dethroned long-reigning Heavyweight icon Wladimir Klitschko in one of boxing's biggest ever upsets in recent years at the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Whatever your boxing allegiance, it's safe to say 2018 is shaping up to be a monumental year in the heavyweight division. Fury, who was born of Irish Traveller heritage and refers to himself as the "Gypsy King", was asked by media members whether his wild days are behind him.