UK's Anti-Doping Allows Tyson Fury to Resume Boxing Career


The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) will meet in January to discuss whether Tyson Fury will be cleared to resume his career in the ring.

"Get it out of your mind that it's cemented that I'll be going with you guys because I have a vast array of boards of control around the world with open arms welcoming (to me)", said Fury.

The 29-year-old is well on his way to dropping the weight he put on in his two years away from the ring and he's hoping to get a fight under his belt in April, when he will look to shake off any ring rust before setting up an all-British showdown with fellow undefeated heavyweight, Anthony Joshua, later in 2018.

The unbeaten English boxer has not fought since out-pointing Wladimir Klitschko for the IBF-WBA-WBO world heavyweight titles in November 2015.

Hughie Fury, Tyson's cousin, has reached a similar agreement after he also tested positive in February 2015.

After a short interlude, Fury picks his ditty back up: "Get ready, this shit's about to get heavy, I just settle on my lawsuits - f*** you Eddie!"

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will have to wait until next year to discover whether his suspension from boxing will be lifted.

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The 29-year-old has also had to battle self-confessed problems with cocaine use and depression as well as a negative drugs test returned in 2015.

Both Hughie and Tyson Fury have strongly denied the nandrolone charges, saying the positive tests were a result of eating wild boar that had not been castrated.

A Ukad statement read: "In recognition of the retrospective counter-arguments and the risks inherent in the dispute resolution process, each side has accepted a compromise of its position".

Fury is free to pursue a comeback after accepting a two-year backdated ban from UK Anti-Doping which expired on December 12 but is still without a licence which was withdrawn in part due to his struggles with mental health.

'Hughie Fury has no outstanding matters with the British Boxing Board of Control at this time.

Both fighters' respective bouts in February 2015, including Tyson's victory over Christian Hammer, have been disqualified but results after that date, including the win over Klitschko, stand.