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Tyson Fury free to resume boxing career after agreeing deal with Ukad

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Britain’s Tyson Fury is free to resume his boxing career after accepting a backdated two-year doping ban.

The former heavyweight world champion was charged in June 2016 for using a banned steroid, but blamed the result on eating uncastrated wild boar.

His victory over Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 was his last fight before beginning his legal battle with UK Anti-Doping (Ukad).

Tyson Fury free to resume boxing career after agreeing deal with Ukad
Tyson Fury free to resume boxing career after agreeing deal with Ukad

Fury, 29, is free to fight again once he regains his boxing licence.

The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC), which manages the licensing of boxers in the UK, has agreed to the outcome, according to Ukad.

Last month BBC Sport reported that Ukad feared it could be made insolvent or require a bailout over the dispute had Fury been cleared.

“In recognition of the retrospective counter-arguments and the risks inherent in the dispute resolution process, each side has accepted a compromise of its position,” Ukad said.

Hughie Fury, Tyson’s cousin, has reached a similar agreement after he tested positive in February 2015.

The Furys insist they have “never knowingly or deliberately committed a violation”.

More to follow.

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