Tyson Fury Set For Hearing In December
Tyson Fury gets closer and closer to returning to the ring, as he will have his hearing with the UK Anti-Doping board in December.
Asked by Sky Sports if the process will recommence next month, British Boxing Board of Control general secretary Robert Smith confirmed a December date for the hearing.
“The reason why this has taken so long, so I have been led to believe, is because Mr Fury’s legal team could not agree a date for the recommencement of the hearing. They obviously now have, and the hearing will recommence.”
Yet there is no guarantee Fury will be granted his license back, as there are underlying issues that the board must still asses.
“It is publicly known that Mr. Fury has a number of health issues and we would have to look at that,” Smith added.
Fury has been outspoken in his desire to take on both Anthony Joshua, who holds the WBA, IBO and IBF belts, and WBC champion Deontay Wilder as he seeks to reassert himself as the world’s top heavyweight.
However, in his time away from the ring, Fury has struggled to stay in shape, and images posted on Twitter of him training with former world light welterweight and welterweight champion Ricky Hatton indicated he still has a long way to go to be at his best – but also cautioned fans that Fury should not be overlooked.
But Hatton later posted: “Promise you don’t let Tyson Fury’s look fool you. Given more time. What I’ve seen the last few weeks. Watch this space. Trust the hitman.”