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Tyson Fury comeback on hold as new date for UKAD hearing remains unknown

Tyson Fury celebrates after defeating Wladimir Klitschko to become World Heavyweight Champion on November 28, 2015
Image: Tyson Fury has not fought since his points win over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015

Tyson Fury's future remains unclear as the British Boxing Board of Control are yet to receive a date for the resumption of his UK Anti-Doping hearing. 

The former world heavyweight champion had hoped to return to boxing this year, but is still waiting for a final ruling from UKAD on a suspended drugs ban after the hearing was adjourned last month.

Fury has not fought since he claimed three world titles with a points win over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, and is unable to plan a comeback fight with the British Boxing Board of Control yet to be notified about when proceedings will continue.
Anthony Joshua
Image: Fury has called for a fight with Anthony Joshua

Robert Smith, General Secretary of the BBBofC, told Sky Sports: "It was adjourned and they need a new date.

"All these legal cases take time and obviously it's a matter of now getting all the parties together, and obviously they are dealing with legal representatives, barristers etc and it's difficult to get dates. It's quite common."

Fury reacted angrily last week after Joshua branded his 2015 points win over Wladimir Klitschko as 'boring'.

He reiterated his desire to face Joshua, but the current WBA 'super' and IBF champion has urged his rival to regain full fitness before he thinks about a British battle.

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Joshua says he will be ready to face Fury when the former world heavyweight champion returns to fitness

"I don't think Tyson can lace his own boots at the minute," said Joshua. "When Tyson is fit, when he's ready, we'll be ready."

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