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Tyson Fury boxing licence could be reinstated in January

Tyson Fury boxing licence could be reinstated in January

Controversial world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury made an abrupt U-turn on his retirement decision on October 3, 2016, tweeting: "I'm here to stay".

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.

Fury has not fought in more than two years and has not held a boxing licence in that time either.

Fury immediately laid down a challenge to compatriot Anthony Joshua, who successfully defended his IBF and WBA titles against Carlos Takam in October.

Tyson Fury blamed the result on eating uncastrated wild boar.

Fury's cousin Hughie, also a heavyweight, reached a similar agreement after he also tested positive in February 2015. Tyson and Hughie Fury's position is that they have never knowingly or deliberately committed any anti-doping rule violation.

After sensationally upsetting Wladimir Klitschko to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world in 2015, Fury has been through a number of issues and has not fought since.

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The documents, stolen from WADA, claimed he was given the exemption for the asthma drug prednisolone in May 2013 and April 2014. Limited levels of Salbutamol are permitted by Wada rules without the need for a TUE.

"Next year I will be back doing what I do best, better than ever and ready to reclaim the world titles which are rightfully mine", Fury said.

"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 has also had to battle self-confessed problems with cocaine use and depression as well as a negative drugs test returned in 2015. "I'm coming for you punk [isn't] no1 blocking my path now!"

Another option is for Fury to take on another British boxer Tony Bellew, who played "Pretty Ricky" Conlan in the 2015 Rocky-spin-off movie Creed.

The 29-year-old was given a two-year doping ban by UK Anti-Doping (Ukad) for testing positive for a banned steroid in 2015.

"Hughie and I have maintained our innocence from day one", Tyson Fury said in a statement released by his promoter, "and we're now happy that it has finally been settled with UKAD and that we can move forward knowing that we'll not be labelled drug cheats".

But just days before the fight, Hammer and his promoter Erol Ceylan were left smiling after the UK Anti-Doping Agency (UKAD) declared that Hammer's loss to Tyson Fury is now a no-contest.


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