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Tyson Fury fails to show up for UKAD hearing

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By Marcus Richardson: In a surprise move by former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, he reportedly failed to show up for his hearing with the UK Anti-Doping agency for Monday’s hearing, according to the Mirror.

This is a self-defeating move on Fury’s part. He says he wants to get his boxing license back, and yet he reportedly fails to show up for the meeting that would help clear him. It’s strange. Does Fury really want to fight?

Fury, 29, was supposed to be present for the meeting, which is a week-long hearing to determine whether he’s fit to be given the green light to continue his boxing career. At the same time Fury was supposed to be there, he made an Instagram post showing himself rocking to a song.

What’s unknown is whether Fury realized he was supposed to attend the UKAD hearing or not. If he was in the dark about the meeting, then you can understand why he would be out in his car posting on Instagram. Without Fury present, the UKAD reportedly hearing wasn’t able to commence. If Fury doesn’t wish to continue fighting, then blowing off his UKAD hearing is a great way to make sure he stays out of the ring.

Fury hasn’t fought in 2 years since 2015, and you would think that he would have showed a sense of urgency a long time ago to get cleared to continue fighting. Fury is still suspended for testing positive for banned substances in 2016. Fury’s boxing license was taken away by the BBBofC after the positive test.

There’s a possibility that Fury could be given a ban for a period of time by the UKAD hearing if he doesn’t get cleared.

Fury not showing up for UKAD’s hearing is troubling. Attending the UK Anti-Doping hearing was the beginning step for Fury for him to get his boxing license so that he could continue fighting. Fury has talked recently of wanting to get back into the ring by April or May of 2018 so that he can fight Tony Bellew and Anthony Joshua. But if Fury isn’t going to attend the UKAD hearings, he might find it difficult for him to get cleared. Fury putting off the UKAD hearing is just going to make it a longer process for him to eventually get cleared. It’s anyone’s guess how long the UKAD can keep Fury out of the ring if he chooses not to attend the hearings.

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