By Mark Vester

British heavyweight Tyson Fury (13-0, 9KOs) will have to start looking for a new opponent. It was announced last week that Fury would face heavyweight veteran Francois Botha (47-5, 28KOs) on February 19 in Wembley Arena. The British Boxing Board of Control has refused to sanction the fight. They will not allow Botha, 42, to face Fury. Botha has not fought since last year's knockout loss to Evander Holyfield.

BBBoC Secretary Robert Smith said to The Sun: "I don't know why the fight was announced."