After being cleared by the British Boxing Board of Control to fight again, Tyson Fury is confident he will reclaim his Heavyweight throne.
Speaking to Steve Lillis on the latest BoxNation Podcast, Fury revealed that he is targeting a return to action in April. The 29-year-old eventually wants to take on Anthony Joshua for a chance to get his belts back.
"I'm gonna say this, a bold quote; Joshua will be my easiest fight. Even easier than Wladimir Klitschko. Even after two and a half years out the ring," predicted Fury.
"I look at them all and I see all good men, all good World Champions, all young and ambitious and unbeaten, and it's a very good time to be a Heavyweight. Deep down, they know the Gypsy King will reign supreme again."
When he last fought in November 2015, Fury earned a big upset victory over Klitschko in Germany. Last year, some doubted whether he would even get his licence back again, but now Fury says he's motivated to upset the odds as he has done in the past.
"I've been proving people wrong my whole life. As soon as I entered into this world I proved people wrong. The doctors said I wouldn't make it, but I did. The doctors said I wouldn't be very big, and I'm a giant. They said I couldn't win a British Title, and I did. [They] said I definitely wouldn't win a European [Title] and I did that.
"They said he's got no chance against Wladimir Klitschko...I made the man look stupid," he continued. "They said I'd never be able to overcome UKAD - done. And then they said I'd never get my licence back - done. They said I could never lose the weight. Well guess what? That's on the way to being done too."
Fury has been back in training for a couple of months, but under new coach Ben Davison instead of his Uncle Peter, and the immediate focus has been on losing weight.
"Don't get me wrong, I had a lot of weight to shift - and I still have - but I've lost four stone so it's a good start. I've lost it in about eight weeks. I'm training twice a day, every day.
"I was at the top of the tree, number one on the planet. It had to be more than that for me. I wanted to be the most controversial, charismatic, outspoken Champion. I do believe I achieved that," he added.
Also on episode eight of the BoxNation Podcast, Martin Murray talks about his upcoming World Title challenge against Billy Joe Saunders, Anthony Crolla previews Jorge Linares' next bout and Steve Lillis sings the Sex Pistols.