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Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has added five-time World Snooker Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan to his support team ahead of his comeback bout.

Fury has not fought since 2015 but is due to make his return to the ring at the Manchester Arena on June 9 against an unconfirmed opponent.

The 29-year-old has called upon O’Sullivan to help with the psychological element of his game after the pair had recently spent time together in the gym.

“He’s going to help me with my mental side of things – sports psychology and all that,” Fury said of O’Sullivan.

“Big shout out Ronnie – top guy and thanks for all the help.

“We’ve been bouncing ideas back and forth with each other, it really helps.

“Sitting with people who have been through traumatic experiences like I have, it’s been very educational.”

O’Sullivan suffered a Second Round defeat to Ali Carter in the World Championship last month and plans to take a break from competitive snooker during the summer.

The Rocket is working on a book about nutrition and has been undergoing a strict fitness regime since his Crucible exit.