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Hearn: If Tyson Fury Wants Joshua in The Summer - No Problem

As previously reported on BoxingScene.com, Tyson Fury moved closer to his dream all-British world heavyweight showdown with Anthony Joshua when he was told on Friday that he will get his licence back if he passes a medical.

The 29-year-old -- who has not fought since his shock win against Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 to become the undisputed heavyweight world champion -- cleared a hurdle in his battle to fight again after a meeting with the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC) on Friday.

"Following (an) interview with Tyson Fury at the BBBC offices earlier today, the suspension of his boxer's licence will be lifted subject to receipt and clearance of all medical requirements," a statement read.

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That announcement follows another favourable ruling last month as the troubled boxer tries to return to the ring following a positive test for steroids.

In December, UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) cleared Fury to return, after an absence of over two years, following his acceptance of a backdated two-year ban.

Fury -- who will have to bide his time to fight Joshua as the WBA, IBO and IBF champion is due to box New Zealand's WBO titleholder Joseph Parker in Cardiff on March 31 -- had been charged along with his cousin and fellow boxer Hughie, who also failed a test for nandrolone in February 2015.

Both insisted the positive tests were a result of eating wild boar that had not been castrated.

Fury also failed a test for cocaine in September 2016 and later admitted using the recreational drug to deal with depression related to his injury and UKAD problems.

Joshua's promoter, Eddie Hearn, is ready to hold talks with Fury.

"It's great to see him back in the division," Hearn told Sky Sports News. "Anthony Joshua has proven time and time again that he will fight anyone and in his 21st fight, he will have been in two heavyweight unification fights and his fifth world title defence, which is incredible.

"So, if Tyson Fury wants a fight with Anthony Joshua, it is only a phone call away. He likes to tweet about it rather than talk about it, say over a table. He's an excellent fighter, he's a great character for the sport of boxing and Joshua against Fury is a huge fight, but we have to deal with what's available right now, what's the reality and the reality is we want all the belts.

"If there is a defence against Tyson Fury, yes please. If he gets his licence, yes please, for British boxing. But rather than tweet about it, we should sit down and try and make the fight. It could happen in the summer. If he wants to go straight into that fight, no problem for Anthony Joshua.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Andre_parker1 on 01-23-2018

we want wilder,not an overweight furball,in the meantime fury should whip himself back into shape

Comment by rckdees on 01-20-2018

As long as nobody is checking these greedy promoters the corruption will continue

Comment by _Rexy_ on 01-20-2018

[QUOTE=P4Pdunny;18421282]this is a fight i dont want to see until tysons in shape and had one or two tune up fights at a minimum[/QUOTE] THIS Tyson Fury is the lineal champion, so I'd like to see him get a few…

Comment by Digital Mouth on 01-20-2018

Fury needs a couple of tune up fights before jumping in the ring with Joshua. Unless he's only coming back for a payday and is happy to get smashed doing so that's alright.

Comment by N!Ck F. on 01-20-2018

[QUOTE=sportbuddha;18421232]Wilder is potentially more dangerous without the ‘0’ which he will lose, probably because he’ll come to knock AJ’s head off his shoulders and AJ will patiently box his ears for 12 rounds. But after this, Wilder will still be…

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