VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Body to decide on lifting Fury's suspension

LONDON (AP) Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will have to wait until next year to discover whether his suspension from boxing will be lifted.

Advertisement

The British Boxing Board of Control suspended Fury in 2016 for drug and medical issues, amid a separate U.K. Anti-Doping investigation.

That UKAD case ended Tuesday when Fury accepted a backdated two-year doping ban for elevated levels of nandrolone in urine samples following a fight in February 2015.

Acknowledging the UKAD decision, the BBBofC said Wednesday: ''Tyson Fury's boxing license suspension will be considered by the stewards of the board in January.''

Robert Smith, general secretary of the BBBofC, said the priority is making sure Fury is ''healthy, mentally fit and physically fit'' to resume fighting.

''He obviously has work to do to lose weight and get fighting fit, and that may take some time,'' Smith said, ''but we have to make sure he is mentally and physically OK. We will take our time and do the job properly. We won't be rushed into anything.

''He's been off for a long time and you can't just click your fingers and get back into a competitive boxing ring. We have to satisfied with regard to his medical health.''

Smith predicted Fury will need ''one or two warm-up contests'' before challenging for the world title again.

Copyright 2018 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
BetOnline.ag: UFC 220 Top Wagers
Joshua won't take Parker's bait
Olympic champ Shields tops Nelson
WBC champ Wilder to face Ortiz
Champ Wilder sentenced for marijuana
Paz appears in court on assault charge
Tyson breaks ground on marijuana ranch
Saunders retains WBO middleweight title
Horn wins WBO welterweight title defense
MORE HEADLINES
 
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership