News | Jan 09 2018

Tyson Fury no closer to getting boxing licence back

Tyson Fury still not responded to Board of Control's pre-Christmas invitation
Tyson Fury
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TYSON FURY is yet to have his suspension lifted by the British Boxing Board of Control after invitations from General Secretary Robert Smith to start the process were ignored by the former world heavyweight champion.

Inactive since dethroning Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, 29-year-old Fury is widely expected to make his return this year after UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) stated he would be allowed to fight again following a backdated two-year ban for testing positive for the steroid nandrolone.

“I have not had any contact with Tyson since the UKAD decision,” the Board’s General Secretary Robert Smith told Boxing News.