Tyson Fury might have to wait long while before he can actually step into the ring and box Anthony Joshua.
We know that Fury’s planned comeback fight on July 8th is unfortunately a no go. This is because UKAD (UK Anti-Doping Agency) have postponed his hearing until October of this year. On top of that Fury has received some more bad news, this time from the British Boxing Board of Control.
“The BBBoC is awaiting the outcome of the UKAD hearing and at present his boxing licence is suspended until such time, after which the BBBoC will consider Mr Fury’s position further,” said an official statement the by board according to PA Sport.
For Fury, this means he has sit on the sidelines at least until the end of the year. He won’t be eligible to go in front of the board and try to get his license back because of UKAD’s decision to postpone his hearing.
On top of that, Joshua’s schedule will be pretty fully booked and a fight with Fury might not happen until the year 2019. According to the latest by Eddie Hearn, Joshua will be fighting Wladimir Klitschko, IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev, then WBA mandatory challenger Luis Ortiz. And there is still the possible fight with Deontay Wilder as well.
Fury is knee deep in his own mess because of failed drug test that showed usage of an anabolic steroid. He then admitted using cocaine for his depression and got his license taken away by the BBBoC. It should not be forgotten that a lengthy suspension is also a possibility for Fury.
Tough times indeed for the ‘Gypsy King’ who might have wait until he’s 30 to face Joshua.