Tyson Fury revealed this week that he would not be applying for a new licence to fight with the British Boxing Board of Control.
"After thinking long and hard about my return, I will not be applying for a BBBofC boxing license,” Fury tweeted.
"After the way they have handled stuff, no thanks."
Fury said that he will look elsewhere but it’s just another indication that Fury genuinely might never fight again.
The 28-year-old’s licence was revoked a year ago following allegations of doping and he’s since clashed with BBBofC and UK Anti-Doping over the length of time he’s had to wait for a hearing.
Hearn: 'There's something that hasn't been told'
Yet boxing promoter Eddie Hearn believes boxing fans aren’t being told the whole story as to why we haven’t seen Fury in the ring since he defeated Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015.
“There’s something that hasn’t been told here, in my opinion,” Hearn, Anthony Joshua’s promoter, told IFL TV.
“I don’t believe UKAD would just slow up Tyson getting his license back.
“If he legitimately hadn’t done anything, he would be out.”
Fury called out Vitali Klitschko
Amid all the confusion, Fury has been busy calling heavyweights out.
Earlier in the week he told American Shannon Briggs that he would, “give you the best whooping ever,” and he’s now taken aim at Vitali Klitschko, Wladimir’s brother.
Vitali is 46-years-old now and has moved into politics. The Ukrainian has been the Mayor of Kiev since 2014.
Yet after beating the younger Klitschko brother, Fury wants the older one.
“@wklitschkofans @NataKlitschko @KIitschko would love to fight big bro vitally as baby bro didn't put much of a fight up. #easyfight,” Fury wrote on Twitter.
Wow. That would be some return fight, for both heavyweights.
Vitali said he would fight Joshua
And for anyone thinking Klitschko is done with boxing, just this week he called out heavyweight champion Joshua, who defeated Wladimir in April.
“Wladimir lost the fight against Corrie Sanders, I knock out Corrie Sanders next fight, because I defend my brother,” Dr. Ironfist told FightHubTV.
“A fight against Joshua is my best wish. I have a feeling I can do it better, I have to fight Joshua and bring back the belt to the family."
Joshua has more appeal than Fury does but there’s no doubting boxing fans the world over would tune in to watch the Gypsy King attempt to make it two wins from two fights against the Klitschko brothers.
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