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British Boxing Board chairman explains what Tyson Fury must do to get licence back

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Tyson Fury, known for his controversial demeanour, has notably become one of the biggest faces in British Boxing. Whether it be for a good or bad reason he is usually never too far away from the headlines.

Over the last couple of years, Fury has faced battles against doping bans, depression and weight gain, however, lifestyle changes and recovered motivation has seen a turn in him for the better.

Before he can officially return to the ring, though, the former heavyweight world champion is currently waiting for a final ruling from UKAD on a suspended drugs ban after his previous hearing was adjourned in May this year.

But it turns out the ball is actually in Fury’s court, as British Boxing Board of Control's chairman Robert Smith make clear that they are waiting on his legal team to set a date for the continuation of the trial.

“It’s quite simple, Fury’s legal team need to agree a date," Smith said, as per Sky Sports.

“At the present time, as I am standing here now, it hasn’t been agreed.

“We are ready to go. UKAD do all our anti-doping for us, they have an independent panel that is dealing with the case and we are trying to get a date finalised."

It has been suggested that Fury will return to the ring in 2018, with three major fight nights planned for the former world heavyweight champion.

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Among those fights, it is expected the 29-year-old will, at some point, go toe-to-toe with Anthony Joshua.

And both men have been speaking very eagerly at the prospect of a huge all-British clash.

“Be ready to fight in April 2018 in a great fight! & again in the summer in a mega fight! & again in back end of the year. 3 big fights in 2018,” Fury posted on Twitter to give the fans a taster of what is to come.

The latest update from the BBBofC is only likely to excite the nation further as Fury now knows what he must do to get the go-ahead and fight for the first time since 2015. 

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