Fury licence to be considered by BBBofC in January

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The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) will meet in January to discuss whether Tyson Fury will be cleared to resume his career in the ring.

Former heavyweight champion Fury moved a step closer to a return when United Kingdom Anti-Doping (UKAD) agreed a resolution to proceedings brought against him on Tuesday. The Brit had his licence suspended by the BBBofC in October 2016 after allegations of anti-doping violations were made against him.

Fury and his cousin Hughie Fury accepted UKAD's two-year bans, which they have now served as they were backdated to December 13, 2015. The controversial 29-year-old has not fought since a sensational victory over Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf in November 2015 which earned him the WBA, WBO, and IBF belts.

The BBBofC revealed on Wednesday it will consider whether Fury will regain his licence next month. A BBBofC statement said: "The British Boxing Board of Control acknowledges United Kingdom Anti-Doping's decision in relation to Tyson and Hughie Fury.

"Hughie Fury has no outstanding matters with the British Boxing Board of Control at this time. Tyson Fury's boxing licence suspension will be considered by the Stewards of the Board in January."