The British Boxing Board of Control is keen to see Tyson Fury return to boxing but says it is up to the boxer's own legal team to set a date for his anti-doping hearing. 

Fury was charged with 'the presence of a prohibited substance' by UK Anti-Doping in June 2016 and had his boxing licence revoked in October last year when he admitted he was using cocaine and struggling with depression.

He bullishly planned to be back in the ring in 2017 but his anti-doping hearing was adjourned in May.

In recent months, he made an emotional appeal for the governing body to give him a hearing at the earliest possible date. 

Fury indicated recently that he would seek a new boxing licence, apparently confirming his retirement. However, in mid-October, he backtracked dramatically, promising he would be back in the ring by April 2018. 

Speaking to Sky Sports today, the BBBoC chairman Robert Smith said he wished to see Fury back in the ring provided he was 'fit and healthy' and said it was up to Fury's legal team to schedule a hearing.  

"It's quite simple, Fury's legal team need to agree a date. At the present time, as I am standing here now, it hasn't been agreed," Smith said. 

"We are ready to go. UKAD do all our anti-doping for us, they have an independent panel that is dealing with the case and we are trying to get a date finalised. But we are unable to do so because they (Fury's legal team) haven't confirmed one.

"Of course we want it done. We are as frustrated as anybody else, because I get questions about Fury on a regular basis, but ultimately it is up to them.

"We are ready to go, UKAD are ready to go on our behalf, and the independent panel are waiting for a confirmed date. It's up to them now.

"We want Tyson Fury to come back fit and healthy, in the right circumstances.

"At present time, he has a few things going on, so he needs those things resolved. Once they're resolved and he is a position to do so, we want to make sure he's healthy.

"There a lot of stories out there about his health, physically and mentally, but the most important thing is him. Boxing comes second.

"But if we are able to consider him boxing again, we want that to happen."