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Fury to take out Irish licence after BBBofC issue misconduct charge

Tyson Fury is ready to fight under the Irish flag again and has threatened to take out a Boxing Union of Ireland licence after becoming disillusioned with the British Boxing Board of Control.

The BBBoC are charging the giant heavyweight, who saw his fight with Dereck Chisora cancelled this weekend after his scheduled opponent broke his hand, with misconduct after he let fly an unprintable and expletive-laden rant at a London press conference last week.

The former Irish champion has been summoned to appear before the British Board on August 13 to explain his actions and to hear any punishment. Fury, however claims he will be on holiday and not the BBBoC offices on the scheduled date, and claims in a bid to avoid anymore confrontation or a possible ban he will take back out his Irish licence.

“I am not going to be told what to do by anybody. I can fight in Ireland and I can have a BUI  licence because I have already had one before. So, if they want to ban me and keep being fools, I will just go and get a BUI licence and box out of Ireland where I am already Irish heavyweight champion.

“I am sick of them picking on me all the time. It’s crazy. I won’t be told what to do by them in any way, shape or form. The Board have fined me quite a few times and they have been harsh on me,” said Fury

“Every time I open my mouth, it seems I get fined or have to go in front of them.”

“Over my career, I have earned a lot of money and the Board have taken a lot of money off me. They should be happy that I keep earning, so they are going to be sick if I go and get a BUI licence.

“Then they will get no money off me. Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson did what I do, Floyd Mayweather does it.”

Indeed after years of trying to prove his Irish roots, Fury did succeed in getting an Irish licence and he beat Martin Rogan to become heavyweight champion of Ireland. However, he was stripped of the title when three months later he fought Vinny Maddalone in Somerset under a British licence. 


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