Ronan Keating strips off as he announces comeback

The Boyzone crooner has made our knees go weak in these new snaps of him getting hot and sweaty as he shows off his boxing skills.

Quite where all his tattoos and ripped physique came from we’re not sure, but it’s safe to say we’re VERY pleased with this slightly dark and smouldering look Ronan is trying out.

The Irish lovely has stripped off to promote his brand-spanking new music – something which is about as exciting as hearing Rollercoaster on the radio from time to time.

Ronan is back with a BANG with his new album, Fires, on September 3rd and is set to delight us with some more pop tunes.

Naturally, he’s mega excited about lighting up the charts again, as he said: “The album is back to proper pop again.

“I’ve been working with the guys behind ‘Life Is A Rollercoaster’ again. I’ve been spending my time getting this album just right and I’m excited about people hearing it.”

And you don’t have to wait for long to hear some of Ronan’s new stuff either, as his first single gets it’s first radio play on BBC Radio 2 tomorrow. WOOP!

UK tour dates for January and February 2013 have also been announced, which include a night at London’s 02 arena.