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True Story: Tyson Fury isn’t any closer to fighting despite calling on US President Donald Trump

Phil Jay 01/11/2017

Tyson Fury’s flurry of activity on social media is sadly only serving one purpose at the moment, and that’s to fill the necessary column inches.

Tweets about Donald Trump walking him out, fighting Anthony Joshua and everything else under the sun is completely irrelevant unless a license is granted for Fury to climb back in the ring.

At this point in time, that’s not about to change….

Fury has tweeted that he’s been given the green light by the British Boxing Board of Control but this certainly isn’t the case.

All the BBBofC have done is to tell Fury he needs to instruct his lawyers to set up a date for a hearing to explain a reported failed drugs test in order to be licensed again.

Unless this happens soon, or Fury is licensed under another jurisdiction, there will be no encounter with Joshua or anyone else for that matter.

Sadly, it seems to be a case of the 28 year-old feeling left out of the heavyweight scene, like he did when Joshua fought old foe Wladimir Klitschko back in April.

A torrent of tweets and social media posts were unleashed by Fury over the course of the pre and post-fight activities but ended up with no return to action despite a date being arranged for the summer.

Pencilling in a Billy Joe Saunders undercard slot in July fell by the wayside and eventually led to Fury removing himself from training and largely away from social media until recently.

Add to that the fact that trainer and uncle Peter Fury called the BBBofC a ‘shower of c****’ just days before Tyson began his comeback mission, which is evidence enough to suggest that everyone needs to be on the same page moving forward.

Peter wants Fury to find an alternative organization to deal with due to what he called ‘a lack of backing’ by the BBBofC, although Tyson thanked that same body just a couple of days later.

It all makes for a confusing situation, but for anyone to believe a fight is possible in the coming months would be misleading until Fury finally applies for a license and sorts out the many blockages in the way of his return.

Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay

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