Following UKAD Decision British Boxing Board Release Statement On Fury

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"I've not held a BBBofC boxing licence since I fought Klitschko two years ago".

Fury and his cousin, Hughie, had elevated levels of nandrolone in urine samples provided after fights in February 2015, UK Anti-Doping said.

However, the UKAD came to a compromise and gave both him and his cousin Hughie - who also tested positive in February 2015 - a backdated two-year suspension which expired at midnight on Tuesday (12 December) which was accepted by the Furys. Tyson and Hughie Fury's position is that they have never knowingly or deliberately committed any anti-doping rule violation.

A crucial part of Fury's defence in his UKAD hearing was that he was not informed that he might be banned at the start of a 16-month delay, between his positive test and being charged, according to the organisation's chief executive Nicole Sapstead.

A separate charge against Tyson Fury for refusing to take a drug test in September 2016 was withdrawn by UKAD.

The BBBofC revealed on Wednesday it will consider whether Fury will regain his licence next month.

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The 29-year-old is well on his way to dropping the weight he put on in his two years away from the ring and he's hoping to get a fight under his belt in April, when he will look to shake off any ring rust before setting up an all-British showdown with fellow undefeated heavyweight, Anthony Joshua, later in 2018.

Fury, who has not fought since his shock win against Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 to become the undisputed heavyweight world champion, said he was looking forward to getting back into the ring.

"So get it out of your mind that it is cemented that I am going to go with you guys because I have a vast array of board of controls around the world, with open arms welcoming the gypsy king and treat me like the king I am and not like some piece of s***".

Fury previously held Kiwi boxer Joseph Parker's WBO world title before he was suspended a year ago.

He now claims to be on the road to full fitness and has spoken of his desire to reclaim the world titles, which are "rightfully" his.

Most boxing fans want to see Joshua fight Wilder but the British fighter seems wary of taking on the undefeated, heavy-hitting American.

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