LONDON (Reuters) - Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury said he was glad the “nightmare” was behind him as he was cleared to resume his boxing career after agreeing a two-year backdated ban for an anti-doping violation on Tuesday.
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Fury, whose last fight was two years ago when he beat Wladimir Klitschko to claim the WBA, IBF and WBO belts, blamed the failed test on eating uncastrated wild boar.
Fury vacated his titles and his boxing licence was suspended in October 2016 pending investigation after he admitted to consuming cocaine and dealing with mental health issues.
While a controversial figure, Fury’s return and a possible title fight with British world champion Anthony Joshua would be a mouthwatering prospect for the division.
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