Tyson Fury To Be Reinstated By The BBBofC, Clears Final Obstacle Before In-Ring Return

The British Boxing Board of Control is set to reinstate former unified world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, clearing the way for Fury to return to the ring.

The BBBofC said they held a meeting with Fury earlier today and said Fury's indefinite suspension will be lifted pending Fury gives him up-to-date medical records. Below is the BBBofC's statement on the matter.

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"Following an 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 was also previously suspended by the UKAD for failing drug tests in the past couple of years. Fury recently was given a two-year suspension by the UKAD that dated back to 2015, meaning Fury has already served the suspension. The UKAD ruling meant that the BBBofC remained the only governing body that still needed to evaluate Fury's status before coming back to fight.

As for when Fury's in-ring return will take place, Fury has said that he will return in April, but no other details have been announced. There's a possibility that he could fight on the undercard of the April 14 boxing card at the O2 Arena in London. Billy Joe Saunders, who is a good friend to Fury and has helped stay in shape at times throughout his suspension, is headlining that card in a WBO middleweight title defense. There's also the possibility that Fury's return will headline its very own boxing card.

Fury's first fight back will certainly not be against Anthony Joshua, who holds two of the three world title belts that Fury won when he defeated Wladimir Klitschko in 2015. Joshua will unify titles with Joseph Parker, who holds the WBO title that Fury previously held, on March 31 in Cardiff, Wales. Fury had been adamant in trying to get a fight with Joshua, with promoter Eddie Hearn being open to the idea.

Fury hasn't fought since beating Klitschko in 2015 to win the unified WBA, WBO and IBF world heavyweight championships. Joshua has since then won the WBA and IBF belts and Fury still holds the lineal and The Ring heavyweight championships.

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