Tyson Fury in danger of losing boxing license

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Current World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury, 28, could be stripped of his boxing licence, says British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) general secretary Robert Smith.

This comes shortly after the revelations that the 'Gypsy King' has taken cocaine.

Of course, the use of cocaine is illegal, and Fury is not above the law, which now means the BBBofC will hold a meeting on October 12 to discuss his future in the sport.


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Although the meeting is not being held only to discuss Fury's future, it is sure to play a key role as Smith explains.

"The Board meets next week and we'll discuss it, I'm fairly sure.

"The meeting won't be for Tyson Fury alone. We have a meeting on October 12. All of Mr Fury's recent issues will be discussed at that point, after which we'll see what we're going to do.

"He is licenced by us. The sanctioning bodies, the WBO, WBA - they are not governing bodies - they can strip him, declare the titles vacant, or he can vacate them.

"We deal with the licence, so in theory, if we were to suspend him they would have no choice but to strip him because he can't defend them, can he?

"There are a number of issues with Mr Fury that need to be considered, that have been well-publicised. We've had other issues this weekend that have been more important than Tyson Fury (such as the death of fighter Mike Towell).

"Cocaine is against the law of the land. We can't ignore the law of the land. It's drug use and we will deal with it accordingly.

"Mr Hatton had his licence withdrawn, and had a hearing. You can't just take a man's licence away, without taking the proper procedures, if we decide that's the right thing to do."

Losing his licence would inevitably mean that Fury will lose his WBO and WBA titles, allowing for other fighters to claim them as their own.

This would require action to be taken by both the WBO and WBA.

It doesn't sound great for Fury, who has been making headlines for a whole manner of reasons over the last few weeks.

Firstly, he pulled out of the rescheduled rematch with Wladimir Klitschko, with his camp putting it down to not being mentally fit.

He then tweeted that he had retired from boxing, only to retract that statement a few hours later, and then it came out that he had taken cocaine.

Fury responded to those claims earlier, and admitted to taking the drug numerous times.

Ricky Hatton faced a similar situation to Fury back in 2010 and was stripped of his licence, which doesn't bode well for the Brit.

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