Tyson Fury is free to return to fighting

Tyson Fury will have his boxing licence suspension lifted, the British Boxing Board of Control have confirmed.

The heavyweight has not fought since November 2015 and had his boxing licence revoked at the end of 2016 by the BBBofC.

Fury’s licence was suspended after UK Anti-Doping flagged the fighter for a doping violation. He also vacated his heavyweight world titles due to mental health issues.

Ukad handed down a two-year back dated boxing ban in December. However this expired in the same month due to Fury’s inactivity during the last 24 months.

Fury was brought before a BBBofC board hearing on Friday morning and the organisation has now ruled his licence will be re-issued.

A statement read: ‘Following interview with Tyson Fury at the British Boxing Board of Control offices earlier today, the suspension of his British Boxing Board of Control boxer’s licence will be lifted subject to receipt and clearance of all medical requirements.’

Fury has not boxed since becoming the unified world champion in November 2015 by beating Wladimir Klitschko.

The 29-year-old has made great strides in his quest to return to fighting after signing a management deal with MTK Global and teaming up with a new coach, Ben Davison, last year.

Fury is also back in training and is aiming to lose seven stone in weight, so he can be in fighting shape.

The Brit is expected to team up with BT Sport and promoter Frank Warren for his comeback fight. The fight could happen as soon as April.

TNT Sport

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