Tyson Fury submits application for licence to British Boxing Board of Control

Tyson Fury during the Klitschko vs Fury head-to-head press conference on April 28, 2016 in Cologne
Image: Tyson Fury has not fought since defeating Wladimir Klitschko in a world title fight in November, 2015

Tyson Fury has submitted an application for his boxing licence, the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC) has confirmed.

The BBBoC suspended Fury's licence in 2016 due to 'anti-doping and medical issues' and the 29-year-old has not fought since defeating Wladimir Klitschko in a world title fight in November, 2015.

Fury, 29, accepted a backdated two-year doping ban from UK Anti-Doping in December 2017 and is hoping to return to the ring in April this year.

He tweeted on January 10 announcing his decision to reapply: "Applying for my boxing Licance (sic) today, will be defending my @ringmagazine title in April, Can't wait to get back in the ring."

However, the BBBoC only confirmed it had received Fury's application on January 16 - with the six-day delay fuelling speculation the heavyweight could apply for a licence with another governing body.

Fury is hoping to return to boxing later this year and has lost nearly four stone since resuming his training, according to his nutritionist Greg Marriott.

The Tyson Fury diet

The Tyson Fury diet

Details of how the heavyweight is shedding weight

Elsewhere in the heavyweight division, WBA 'super' and IBF title holder Anthony Joshua is set to face WBO king Joseph Parker in a world title fight at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on March 31, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

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Joshua has brushed off Parker's suggestion that he might be accompanied to the ring by Fury.

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Tyson Fury is welcome to join Joseph Parker in his ring walk against Anthony Joshua, according to promoter David Higgins

"It's good. It brings attention to the sport," Joshua told Sky Sports News about Fury attending his upcoming unification fight against Parker.

"It will be interesting because I am sure Fury will try and do a little tag-team and do a few rounds for him. He's just got that in his locker."

Watch the Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker world heavyweight title unification fight, from Principality Stadium, Cardiff, on March 31, live and exclusive on Sky Sports Box Office.

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