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Tyson Fury announces intention to re-apply for boxing licence, targeting April for return

Tyson Fury has announced via social media that he plans to re-apply for his boxing licence from the British Board of Control.

Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) hasn’t fought since claiming the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight belts after beating Wladimir Klitschko in Nov. 2015.

Along with announcing his intention to regain his boxing licence, he also highlighted his desire for his comeback fight to be in April.

Since his famous victory over Klitschko, Fury has passed a backdated two-year ban for testing positive for the steroid Nandrolone along with the BBBoC suspending his licence in 2016 due to “anti-doping and medical issues”.

According to BBBoC general secretary Robert Smith, the suspension Fury currently has on his boxing licence still remains.

“Fury has a licence but it’s suspended,” Smith told PA Sport. “We haven’t heard from him, and until we hear from him there is no decision to make.”

Despite recent controversies, Fury has posted repeated footage in recent weeks of him training and looks in a positive place moving forward as he looks towards a return to the ring.

PA Sport contributed to this report.

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