Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury could be returning to the ring very soon.
The 29-year-old has been told by British Boxing officials that they are prepared to reinstate his boxing licence, provided he can give them his current medical records.
Fury had accepted a backdated two-year ban last month after testing positive for a banned substance in 2016, and while Ukad were happy to put the matter behind them, it was up to the British Boxing Board of Control to interview him and decide whether to lift the suspension.
That has now happened, and Fury should be able to resume his boxing career in the coming months.
In a statement, the BBBofC said:
“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.”
The 24-0 fighter has not competed in a professional bout since winning the unified world title fight against Wladimir Klitschko in Germany in November 2015. There were attempts to stage a rematch the following year, but twice those plans were shelved – the first due to Fury sustaining a sprained ankle, the second when the Mancunian was declared “medically unfit” to compete.