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Tyson Fury license hearing set for Wednesday

Tyson Fury would lose his boxing license for the time being if things go as expected tomorrow.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Tyson Fury will find out on Wednesday whether or not he’ll have a boxing license for the time being, as the nearly-former world heavyweight champion’s case is part of tomorrow’s British Boxing Board of Control meeting.

Officials will try to figure the right course of action after Fury has admitted to cocaine use, following a failed drug test in September. He pulled out of a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko for a second time, with reports that he was struggling with severe mental health issues.

Fury, who holds the WBA and WBO heavyweight titles, has been given 10 days by the WBO to decide what he’s going to do in the short term, but the most likely scenario is he’ll be stripped of both titles sooner than later, even if he somehow does keep his license, which would be an upset.

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As for Klitschko, he’s reportedly set to announce a fight with IBF champion Anthony Joshua next week. That fight would take place on December 10, if the reports are correct.

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