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Tyson Fury says he’s no longer seeking British boxing license

Here’s another update on the career of Tyson Fury, for whatever it’s worth at this point.

Boxing at Manchester Arena Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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:

Fury’s uncle and trainer, Peter Fury, added this:

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.”

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