Fury May Look At Other License Options
Tyson Fury said he may renew his boxing license with a different organization as he believes the British Boxing Board of Control treated him poorly following his issues with UK-Anti-Doping in November 2016.
Fury, who tested positive for a banned steroid in February 2015, was cleared by UKAD on Tuesday to resume his career after agreeing a two-year backdated ban.
Fury’s license was withdrawn by the British Boxing Board of Control last October, and in a video posted to his official Instagram account, Fury claimed that he had several options ahead of him.
“Who knows, I might not even go back to the British Boxing Board of Control after how they have conducted themselves and the manner in which they behaved around the whole thing,” Fury said in the video, which has since been deleted.
“So get it out of your mind that it’s cement I am going with you guys. Because I have a vast array of board of controls around the world with open arms welcoming the Gypsy King.”
The 29-year-old, who was 25-0 prior to his suspension, became WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO world champion when he beat Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 but has not fought since.
Billy Joe Saunders has welcomed Fury’s anticipated return to action in 2018 ahead of his own world-title defense against David Lemieux in Canada this weekend.
WBO world middleweight champion Saunders travels to Lemieux’s backyard to defend his title at the Place Bell in Laval, Quebec on December 16th.
Fury will be ringside to support him Saunders, and the defending champion was delighted to hear this week’s news that his fellow Traveler (Gypsy) and world champion Fury – the lineal heavyweight titlist – has been cleared to box again.
“I’m over the moon,” said Saunders, who predicted that a much-hyped showdown between Fury and current belt holder Anthony Joshua will take place in 2018.
“I’m just pleased that he’s been set free and he can go and earn a few quid. He’s with the MTK stable too now, so he can go to work and take [Anthony] Joshua on,” added the MTK Global-backed middleweight following Fury’s recent move to sign an advisory deal with the same management group.
“I’ll be going up and doing a bit of training with Tyson soon, 100 percent,” continued Saunders. “He’s in a different place now mentally and he’s the man – he’s the man at that weight. The ‘Gypsy King’ is back to get his gold back!”