Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury says that he’s no longer looking to get his British boxing license reinstated by the British Boxing Board of Control, posting on social media earlier today:
After thinking long & hard about my return I will not be applying for aBBBOCboxinglicense. After they way they have handled stuff. No thanks— TYSON2FASTFURY (@Tyson_Fury) October 4, 2017
Make it Clare I'll not apply to the BBBOC for a new Licance I'll go elsewhere, take my money & bisuness to somewhere that appreciate it.— TYSON2FASTFURY (@Tyson_Fury) October 4, 2017
Fury’s uncle and trainer, Peter Fury, added this:
Will also look to withdraw Hughies as well. Bent bastards all of them— peter fury. (@peterfury) October 4, 2017
Tyson, 29, hasn’t fought since November of 2015, when he upset Wladimir Klitschko to win three of the four major heavyweight titles, as well as the lineal championship of the division. He signed up for a 2016 rematch with Klitschko, which fell through for multiple dates.
Fury has retired and unretired and retired and unretired since, all the while having his license suspended by the BBBofC in a doping scandal. In May, the hearing for Fury was moved to October. Maybe the timing is a coincidence.
It’s rumored that Fury will attempt to get a new license through the Boxing Union of Ireland, but ESPN reports that they have “suggested they would be guided by the BBBofC's decision in the event of receiving one.”