Warren Helping Fury Get License Back
Tyson Fury’s bid to return to boxing has a new supporter in promoter Frank Warren. Warren took to social media to state that he will aid Fury in his process to apply for his license ahead of an April outing.
The 29-year-old made it clear on Twitter on Wednesday that he would be returning with a date set in April, but the BBBoC’s Robert Smith recently told BBC’s Radio 5 live that the Board want to see certain medical documents before allowing Fury a license.
Currently without a license, Fury will be given the go-ahead if he can clear things up with the BBoC the same way he did with the UK Anti-Doping board. Smith made that point clear during the BBC interview, stating that: “We have a number of reports already in from when he was suspended. We will need up-to-date ones and then pass them on to our doctors and consultants. They will tell me if they need more but at present we are nowhere near that.”
He added: “I have spoken to Mick Hennessy, advising he’d like to get on with this as soon as possible and he did say he’d come back to me but unfortunately at this time he hasn’t so it hasn’t moved on yet.”
Although he has a number of things to deal with before he makes his long-awaited return, Fury intends to make the April date; he wants to obtain a license from the Board, and continues to campaign for a fight against IBF World, WBA Super World and IBO holder Anthony Joshua at some point in 2018.
Warren made a public offer to assist Fury when Tweeting: ‘Delighted to have @Tyson_Fury back! I’ll be applying for the reinstatement of his BBBoC license on his behalf. He is the best Heavyweight in the World and he is coming to recapture the belts he never lost in the Ring, (starting) in April!’