Report: Tyson Fury failed drug test, will be stripped of world title belts

Jesse Reed
Written by Jesse Reed

Heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury reportedly failed a September 22 drug test and is set to be stripped of his world title belts, per Dan Rafael of ESPN.com.

Fury “was notified that he failed a VADA-conducted test for cocaine in a random urine sample collected on Sept. 22, multiple sources with knowledge of the test results told ESPN.com.”

The results for PEDs aren’t yet in, but the cocaine found in his urine will likely lead to Fury losing his world title belts, per Rafael.

Fury had pulled himself out of a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko last week because his promoter said he was “medically unfit” to fight.

“Tyson has, this week, been declared medically unfit to fight. Medical specialists have advised that the condition is too severe to allow him to participate in the rematch and that he will require treatment before going back into the ring. Tyson will now immediately undergo the treatment he needs to make a full recovery,” a statement read, per the Daily Mail.

Known for his religious, racist rants, just as much for his boxing prowess, Fury hasn’t fought since November of 2015. Based on the way things have gone down this past year, one wonders if the heavyweight champ will ever step foot in the ring as a title contender again.

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Jesse Reed

Jesse Reed

Managing Editor here at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker, Foxsports.com and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.