Former world champion Tyson Fury regains boxing licence

Fury hasn't fought since November 2015.
Fury hasn't fought since November 2015. Photo credit: Getty

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is free to box again after the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC) lifted his suspension subject to medical clearance.

The BBBC had suspended the 29-year-old's licence in 2016, citing anti-doping and medical issues, and he has not fought since defeating Wladimir Klitschko in a world title fight in November 2015.

Fury accepted a backdated two-year doping ban last December and this month announced that he was applying to have his licence reinstated.

"Following an interview with Tyson Fury at the British Boxing Board of Control offices earlier today, the suspension of his British Boxing Board of Control boxer's licence will be lifted subject to receipt and clearance of all medical requirements," the BBBC said on its website.

The Englishman offered his sparring services to Kiwi Joseph Parker on Friday (NZT) in a bid to help him prepare for his blockbuster title unification bout against Anthony Joshua in April.

The two formed an unexpected relationship in 2017 during the lead up to Parker's fight against Tyson's cousin, Hughie.

Reuters/Newshub.