BBBC May Take Fury’s Boxing License
The British Boxing Board of Control will meet on Wednesday to discuss Tyson Fury’s situation, and the heavyweight champion may have his boxing license stripped depending on their ruling.
Fury, who withdrew from his upcoming bout with Wladimir Klitschko due to mental health issues, failed two drug tests for cocaine and admitted in a Rolling Stone interview that he has been doing "lots of cocaine".
If the board does strip Fury of his boxing license, it all but guarantees that he will be forced to give up his WBA and WBO heavyweight titles. He won the belts from Klitschko, who he beat in November of last year.
Fury’s case has ramifications for the rest of the heavyweight division, as Klitschko is now in talks to face IBF title holder Anthony Joshua before the end of the year. Promoter Eddie Hearn has said that the bout is close to being done, but the involved parties are awaiting the verdict in Fury’s case before anything is made official.
The fight between Klitschko and Joshua should be announced within the next week, with Dec. 10 as a targeted date.
As for Fury, he has stayed active on social media, reminding his followers of the titles that he currently holds and does not plan on relinquishing.