Fury Regains Boxing License
Following over two years away from the ring, Tyson Fury has had the suspension lifted by the British Boxing Board of Control, and reestablishing his license to box.
Fury, the current Ring Magazing champion, will return to the ring in April of 2018, after not fighting since November 2015 against Wladimir Klitschko when he won the WBA Super, IBO, IBF and WBO king.
The April 21 card at the SSE Arena in Belfast, topped by Carl Frampton’s showdown against former four-time world champion Nonito Donaire, has been mentioned as a potential return date for Fury.
A statement released by the Board of Control on Friday stated that the suspension of his license will be lifted “subject to receipt and clearance of all medical requirements.”
Frank Warren applied for Fury’s license on his behalf, after the former British and Commonwealth champion was handed a backdated ban by the UK Anti-Doping Agency and cleared to box, and Fury was told that his suspension would be lifted following an interview at the Board’s offices in Cardiff.
On Thursday, Fury posted on social media: “Working really hard & putting in the sacrifice needed to achieve glory. Along with the sunshine there has to be a little rain sometimes! There will be no victory without pain.”
Fury lost his IBF title for failing to make a mandatory defense against Czar Glazkov. He was unable to defend due to a rematch clause with Klitschko. The rematch had two dates which saw Fury withdraw. And then eventually the ‘Gypsey King’ vacated his remaining belts to focus on his failing mental health.
The British Board took away his license to box after Fury tested positive for cocaine and admitted to having a problem with alcohol and recreational drug use.
Further details regarding Fury’s return will be revealed in due course.