Tyson Fury free to resume boxing career

Andrew Cummings
December 13, 2017

BBBofC Secretary Robert Smith had stated he wouldn't consider Fury's request to reinstated until January, which was met with fire by the former world heavyweight champion, who hastily deleted his Instagram post.

The British boxer agreed a compromise with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) over his positive test for the banned steroid nandrolone, which has resulted in a two-year ban that has been backdated to December 2015.

Fury has been calling out Anthony Joshua for a number of months, and after the news on Tuesday it now seems that a fight between the two is edging closer.

Tyson Fury will need to reapply for his boxing license, which was suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control a year ago over separate incidents of drug use and medical issues.

Fury is thought to be considering a comeback fight against the likes of David Price or Shannon Briggs for his first fight back by what then will be almost two and a half years.

Fury, 29, beat Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 in a huge upset in Germany - but has not fought since.

"Of course it's nice to be right in the end, but my joy is limited, we did not get any information during the entire investigation, and I'm really disappointed with how we were treated officially, both by BBoC and there is more than a jarring taste in the end, as Fury continued to box after the fight as if nothing had happened", said Ceylan.

Tyson Fury's cousin, Hughie Fury, has also been cleared to fight again after he also tested positive in February 2015.

"Fury tweeted: "@anthonyfjoshua where you at boy? "I'm coming for you punk", he said.

The world heavyweight boxing championship picture is extremely complicated at the moment.

"The anti-doping rule violations based on the reported presence of elevated levels of nandrolone metabolites are upheld, the refusal charge is withdrawn, Hughie and Tyson Fury each receive a two-year period of ineligibility", the UKAD statement said.

Before he makes any return, Fury will need to appear before the board so that he can be assessed both physically and mentally. "We have to satisfied with regard to his medical health".

However, he had to relinquish his titles a year later and had his boxing licence revoked over a failed anti-doping test from February 2015 as well as his admission in September 2016 to using cocaine to deal with depression.

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