The Drama Continues
During the process for the Fury vs Klitschko 2 match-up came UK Anti-Doping claims of Fury failing a drug test, apparently which was known to the UKAD before the first Klitschko vs Fury fight. This along with Fury’s own “issues” eventually resulted in him dropping the belts and retiring. However, his legal issues with the UKAD claims were still ongoing. There has been several canceled meetings and rescheduling that has covered a span of 2 yrs with no decision being rendered.
Recently it has been reported by Sky Sports that UKAD & Team Fury will meet and hopefully a decision will be given in December. According to the report the British Boxing Board of Control general secretary Robert Smith confirmed there is an appointment set for December. However even if cleared by UKAD it’s still doesn’t mean Fury will get a license. That decision is left to the BBBofC.
There is still mental health and physical concerns that could play a major role as well. We all know that Fury openly admitted to having a drug problem along with him blowing up to 350lbs. Which is almost 100lb over his weight for his last fight against Klitschko, not to mention can his body handle the day to day training. There are rumors and videos of him training for a possible return in 2018. This has sparked somewhat of a frenzy among fans and pundits of possible fights with current champions Anthony Joshua or Deontay Wilder. Whether he returns or not hopefully next month will put an end this ongoing tiresome saga and continued loop.