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BBBoC say Tyson Fury is still suspended

The British commission douses Fury’s comeback talk with some cold water.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Just as I originally expected, Tyson Fury’s return won’t be as swift as he made it seem when he tweeted out that he’ll be fighting again on May 13. According to the British Boxing Board of Control, Tyson Fury’s boxing license is still suspended which wouldn’t permit him to fight until it’s reinstated — at least not in the U.K.

"My understanding is a fact - he's suspended, so that's it," BBBofC general secretary Robert Smith exclusively told Sky Sports on Tuesday.

"He's got a number of issues to consider before we even consider lifting a suspension.”

One of those issues is his failed VADA drug tests, for which there is a hearing supposedly scheduled. Smith says that until that matter has been resolved Fury’s suspension with the commission will remain in place.

Smith goes on to say that Fury announcing a comeback to boxing isn’t as simple as clicking his fingers - there are a number of considerations the commission will have to weigh — all in Fury’s own best interest.

This will surely be a ongoing saga for the foreseeable future, so we’ll keep you posted as things sort themselves out...

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