Fury Is Not Licensed To Fight In U.S.

While Tyson Fury is focused on fighting Deontay Wilder next, the former world heavyweight champion is not licensed to fight in either New York or Las Vegas, the likely targets for a projected November showdown.

In a story published by Sky Sports, the self-proclaimed “Gypsy King” has not started the paperwork to gain a license in either state, which may prolong a showdown between the two.

Wilder has spent his last seven fights either in his home state of Alabama, or at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

While Fury told Wilder that once they go to Las Vegas “I’m knocking you out,” both Nevada and New York’s athletic commissions confirmed to Sky that Fury has yet to apply for the license.

Licensing issues is what delayed Fury’s return to the sport earlier this year, as he was in litigation with the British Boxing Board of Control and UK Anti-Doping, over his issues with mental health, doping, and substance abuse.

But the Nevada State Athletic Commission and New York State Athletic Commission, responsible for the two likeliest locations, have confirmed to Sky Sports that Fury has not applied for a license.

Fury has only fought once in the United States, when he knocked out Steve Cunningham in 2013 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Initial Report: Sky Sports


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