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Tyson Fury’s boxing license revoked

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A day after Tyson Fury vacated his heavyweight titles to focus on medical treatment for depression, the British Boxing Board of Control revoked his license, prohibiting him from stepping into the ring anytime soon.

The governing body for pro boxing in the United Kingdom announced on its website Thursday that Fury’s license “is suspended pending further investigation into anti-doping and medical issues.”

Fury has a hearing with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) officials set for November after the banned substance nandrolone was allegedly discovered in a urine sample taken last year. He also tested positive for cocaine twice before his scheduled rematch with Wladimir Klitschko on Oct. 29, which was later canceled when he was ruled medically unfit to fight.

It was the second time he pulled out of a fight with Klitschko, whom he dethroned last November. Fury admitted in a recent interview with Rolling Stone that he suffers from depression and has abused cocaine and alcohol over the past several months.

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