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Former world champion Fury regains licence

19 January 2018

"Following interview with Tyson Fury at the British Boxing Board of Control offices, the suspension of his British Boxing Board of Control boxer's licence will be lifted subject to receipt and clearance of all medical requirements", read a statement.

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

The Manchester boxer became heavyweight champ in November 2015 with a points win over long-time ruler Wladimir Klitschko but his ban, coupled with mental health issues, has led to a two-and-a-half year absence from the ring.

In December UKAD (United Kingdom Ant-Doping Agency) cleared Tyson Fury's return to the sport following coming to an agreement involving all parties regarding anti-doping issues stemming back to February 2015.

The BBBofC revealed on Friday that it would clear Fury to fight once more as long as medical requirements are met.

Robert Smith, general secretary of the BBBofC, had said its priority was to make sure Fury was "mentally fit and physically fit" to resume fighting.

That announcement follows another favourable ruling last month as the troubled boxer tries to return to the ring following a positive test for steroids.

The outspoken Fury has already called out WBA and IBF champion Anthony Joshua, who has agreed to fight WBO champion Joseph Parker in Cardiff on March 31.

Former world champion Fury regains licence