The news has arrived, finally, as Tyson Fury cleared by UKAD and has been allowed to make a long awaited comeback to the sport of boxing.
A lot of mixed signals and smoke and mirrors came yesterday after it was reported that Fury was not in attendance in London at a summoned hearing by UKAD (UK Anti-Doping) pertaining to a long, ongoing case involving both him and his cousin, and fellow heavyweight, Hughie Fury.
Subsequently it emerged that he was not needed to be in attendance. Fury himself hinted on social media earlier that there was big news on the way.
Well, there was.
It has now been officially reported that former heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury is allowed return to boxing again.
Details according to an official press releases first reported by the BBC – of what concluded in the trial are as follows:
- Tyson and Hughie Fury both accept anti-doping rule violations.
- Both deny knowingly committing violation.
- Compromise position reached with UKAD with 2 year bans, backdated from today.
Excellent, excellent news for boxing who will now see two top heavyweight contenders return to the heavyweight division mix which has really caught on fire this year.
Expect heavyweight boxing to get that bit more interesting in 2018 with these two back in the mix, coupled with the other three current belt holders.
Here is a copy of the official press release:
Full statement from UKAD and Tyson Fury which declares he is CLEARED to box again from tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/UGDacfnSXB
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) December 12, 2017