In the wake of stating his intention not to apply for the British Boxing Baord of Control license moving forward, Tyson Fury has confirmed he will look to be sanctioned elsewhere.
The 29 year-old, who last fought almost two years ago when defeating Wladimir Klitschko, has been pushing for a resolution to a reported failed drug test which hasn’t been forthcoming from the UK panel.
On the back of cousin Hughie, 22, losing to Joseph Parker in Manchester last month, Tyson was filmed giving Secretary Robert Smith both barrels in the ring and no longer wants to be associated with the BBBofC.
Trainer and uncle Peter, Hughie’s father, has also outlined his plans to pull the recent WBO heavyweight title challenger in the same manner.
After some far from complimentary expletives aimed in the direction of the BBBofC, Peter said: “Don’t worry re(garding) giving up (as) we know the enemy. Next year, fights will commence once again. This time though we know the score.
“When your fighters are good enough and we get rid of dead wood. The challenge of victory is even more special. Out of bad brings (comes) good,” he added.
Whether the ‘dead wood’ Peter speaks on is something to do with the promotional side of the Fury camp remains to be seen, although 2018 is the targeted year for both fighters to make a big impact at the top again.
Not one to miss an opportunity, outspoken American Shannon Briggs waded in and offered the elder Fury the chance to battle outside his usual juristiction.
Posting his own phone number on social media, Briggs urged Fury to get in touch and was greeted with a threatening reply soon after accepting the encounter.