Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s legal team needs to give the UK Anti-Doping a date for their hearing before they can proceed and make a decision on his case, according to the British Boxing Board of Control.
Fury is currently suspended on a drug ban, and he’ll need to meet with the UK Anti-Doping committee before he has a chance to resume his stalled career.
Fury, 29, says he wants to fight 3 times in 2018 with one of those fights being against IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. But for that to happen, Fury need to propose a date for the UK Anti-Doping to sit and discuss his case.
Of course we want it done. We are as frustrated as anybody else, because I get questions about Fury on a regular basis, but ultimately it is up to them,” said BBBofC chairman Robert Smith to Sky Sports News. “It’s quite simple, Fury’s legal team need to agree a date. At the present time, as I am standing here now, it hasn’t been agreed.”
Fury hasn’t fought in a couple of years since his 12 round decision win over IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015. Fury has put on a lot of weight with his time out of the ring. The weight is going to need to come off for Fury to have a chance against the top heavyweights that he’s interested in fighting.
“We are ready to go. UKAD do all our anti-doping for us, they have an independent panel that is dealing with the case and we are trying to get a date finalized,” said Smith. “But we are unable to do so because they [Fury’s legal team] haven’t confirmed one.”
It’s unclear what Fury’s legal team is waiting for. They should obviously be looking to give a date to the UK Anti-Doping team so he can get this over with.