October 13, 2016 / 10:12 AM / a year ago

British Board of Control suspends Fury's license

LONDON (Reuters) - The body overseeing professional boxing in Britain suspended heavyweight Tyson Fury’s license on Thursday.

Boxing - Tyson Fury & Wladimir Klitschko Head-to-Head Press Conference - Manchester Arena - 27/4/16 Tyson Fury during the head to head press conference Action Images via Reuters / Jason Cairnduff Livepic

British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC) general secretary Robert Smith told Reuters that the decision was made pending an investigation into anti-doping and medical issues.

Fury had earlier put an end to his 11-month reign as world champion with the announcement that he would be vacating his WBO and WBA titles “to fully focus on his medical treatment and recovery”.

The 28-year-old has not fought since beating Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko to win the titles in November 2015 and has since admitted taking cocaine to battle depression.

Reporting by Alan Baldwin; Editing by John O'Brien

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