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BBBoC suspends Tyson Fury’s boxing license

The British Boxing Board of Control have temporarily revoked Tyson Fury’s license, pending further investigation.

Tyson Fury v Wladimir Klitschko - Press Conference Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Bongarts/Getty Images
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

At yesterday’s British Boxing Board of Control meeting, the organization decided to suspend Tyson Fury’s boxing license while an investigation into his “anti-doping and medical issues” continues, reports ESPN.

This news comes on the heels of Fury’s decision to voluntarily vacate his world titles, although he was most likely going to be stripped of those titles anyway.

Fury still has a UK Anti-Doping hearing to deal with next month, though, after a urine sample from last year allegedly contained traces of nandrolone.

Robert Smith, BBBoC general secretary, has said that Fury’s claim of depression will be taken into account when assessing any doping violations.

"We have to wait to see what the investigation turns up and at the moment he doesn't have a licence so can't box," Smith told ESPN on Thursday. "He's being dealt with by UKAD so we will have to see what happens there and with regard to medical documentation, we have had medical documents from him.

"We are in no hurry. His statements [on mental health] have already been considered because his licence has already been suspended. At some point we may have to have a hearing with Tyson. There are a few other things going on with regard to this matter as well."

In a Rolling Stone interview released last week, Fury openly accused the BBBoC of corruption and unfair treatment, which he believes is due to the organizations inherent hatred of gypsies and travelers.

Tyson Fury's career is on hold, but he says he'll be back.

Posted by Bad Left Hook on Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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