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British boxing suspends Fury's licence

NZN 12/10/2016

Tyson Fury's licence has been suspended by British boxing authorities, hours after the British fighter's move to vacate his world heavyweight titles to concentrate on treatment and recovery from drug use and other personal issues.

The British Boxing Board of Control said in a statement on Thursday that Fury had temporarily lost his licence "pending further investigation into anti-doping and medical issues".

The 28-year-old Fury has admitted taking cocaine while dealing with depression over the past six months.

Fury has not fought since beating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 to claim the heavyweight crown.

Fury said in a statement earlier on Thursday he had taken the "hard and emotional'' decision to vacate his WBO and WBA titles to "enter another big challenge in my life which I know, like against Klitschko, I will conquer''.

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