Fury Hearing With UK Anti-Doping Monday
Tyson Fury will have a hearing regarding his failed drug test in an attempt to return to the ring. Fury’s hearing with the UK Anti Doping organization will begin next Monday and may last for a week or two.
Fury as well as his cousin Hughie were charged in 2016 after testing positive for a banned substance.
The hearing and the boxer’s attempt to clear his name have become a drawn-out affair, with Fury denying claims by British Boxing Board of Control general secretary Robert Smith that the fighter was responsible for the delay.
Fury has gone in and out of retirement since his 2015 win over Wladimir Klitschko, while also opening up on his struggles with depression and drugs.
Fury is determined to be back in 2018, shaving off weight while training with friend and former world champion Ricky Hatton, who believes the heavyweight can bounce back strong.
Fury has also been charged with failure to provide a sample in September last year. He must get through the hearing in one piece in order to reclaim his license to box, or face a four year fine.
The 29-year-old was last seen in the back in November 2015, when he shocked Wladimir Klitschko for the WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO world titles.
After that win, Fury lost his IBF title for failure to make a mandatory defense against Czar Glazkov. Then he dropped the IBF, IBO, WBA titles to focus on his mental health, and then lost his boxing license after admitting to the British Board that he was abusing recreational drugs and alcohol. He had tested positive for cocaine.