Former IBO, WBA and WBO Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has been told his suspension will not be lifted until his doping case has been resolved.
Fury, 28, vacated his titles in October 2016 due to medical reasons and had admitted to taking a class A substance to deal with his depression. Fury’s announcement was soon followed by confirmation from the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC) that his boxing license was to be suspended “pending further investigation into anti-doping and medical issues.”
Fury had failed a drug test in the USA and has been charged for the use of a prohibited substance by the UK Anti-Doping Agency (UKAD), who had postponed a panel hearing earlier this month and no future date has been set as of yet.
Fury has begun training again as he looks to regain his titles but he will have to await the ruling from UKAD before he can have his license re instated. Fury has already been on social media targeting current Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua for a title fight.
BBBoC general secretary Robert Smith told Press Association Sport: “The BBBoC is awaiting the outcome of the UKAD hearing and at present his boxing licence is suspended until such time, after which the BBBoC will consider Mr Fury’s position further.”