Friday, 30 September 2016


Tyson Fury 'Test Positive For Cocaine' And Could Be Stripped Of His World Heavyweight Titles.

Tyson Fury had been set to fight Wladimir Klitschko in his first title defence on October 29, before pulling out of the return fight last week September 23, after being medically unfit.

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury could be stripped of his world heavyweight titles after reportedly testing positive for cocaine.

It was the second time that Fury had pulled out of a clash with Klitschko having previously withdrawn from the original July 9 date with an ankle injury.

However, Fury reportedly failed a voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) conducted test, with cocaine found in a random urine sample taken which result to positive on September 22.

A letter from VADA President Dr. Margaret Goodman, sent to representatives for Fury, Klitschko, the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC) and the United States Association of Boxing Commissions on Thursday night, confirmed that Fury's 'A' sample had tested positive for the substance benzoylecgonine - the central compound found in cocaine.

"This letter is to advise you that the 'A' sample urine specimen number 4006253 collected from Tyson Fury on September 22, 2016 in Lancaster, England through his participation in the voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) program has been analyzed for anabolic agents, diuretics, beta-2 agonists, stimulants and drugs of abuse.

"The results of the analysis are as follows: Adverse. Urine Specimen contains benzoylecognine"
"Mr. Fury has the right to promptly request analysis of the 'B' sample at his expense."

VADA have however said that they do not release results publicly unless requested by the athlete.

A source said: "Tyson was visited by testers over the last few weeks but just refused. He said 'F*** off' and wouldn't do it. His camp tried to contact UKAD to get him tested but to date that has not taken place."



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