Wladimir Klitschko

Tyson Fury vacates his two heavyweight boxing belts after cocaine test

Tyson Fury vacates his two heavyweight boxing belts after cocaine test

England’s Tyson Fury announced Wednesday he is vacating his two heavyweight belts in effort to “fully focus on his medical treatment and recovery,” according to a statement from his promoter.

The 28-year-old Fury (25-0, 18 knockouts) has unraveled since defeating former long-reigning champion Wladimir Klitschko in November.

Fury first cited an injury to back out of a Klitschko rematch, then apparently submitted a performance-enhancing drug-test sample that is to be addressed at a November hearing.

He then backed out of a later-scheduled Oct. 29 date with Klitschko, and a positive sample for cocaine was later reported to have been confirmed a day after...

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