Former heavyweight champion Fury’s licence suspended


LONDON: Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s licence to box has been suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC), the national governing body announced Thursday. The decision came after the troubled British boxer, who has admitted taking cocaine to deal with depression, vacated his World Boxing Organization (WBO) and World Boxing Association (WBA) titles with “immediate effect” to concentrate on his “medical treatment and recovery” late Wednesday. The BBBofC said Fury’s licence to box had been suspended pending further investigation into “anti-doping and medical issues.” Fury, 28, was set to be stripped of his titles after cancelling two planned rematches this year against former champion Wladimir Klitschko, having upset the odds to beat the Ukrainian in November last year.



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