Heavyweight Boxing Champion Tyson Fury Tests Positive For Cocaine


World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has failed another drugs test with traces of cocaine found.

He had previously tested positive for cocaine last month shortly after pulling out of a rematch with Vladmir Klitschko.

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The British boxer claims to be battling with depression in a recent Rolling Stone interview. He also admitted that he has been taking cocaine on a regular basis.

Vladimir Klitschko who is keen to stage the rematch, has accused the Brit of “dragging boxing through the mud,” with many others calling for his titles to be stripped.

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”I’m going through a lot of personal demons, trying to shake them off,” Fury told Rolling Stone Magazine, adding he has been sober for three days.

“This has got nothing to do with my fighting – what I’m going through right now is my personal life.”

British boxing chiefs confirmed earlier this week that Fury could be stripped of his boxing licence.

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They will be meeting in the coming weeks to decide. That would in turn see him stripped of his world title belts.

Fury says:

”It’s been a witch hunt ever since I won that world title,” 

“Because of my background, because of who I am and what I do – there’s hatred for Travelers and gypsies around the world.”

Fury, the Gypsy King, is of the Irish Traveling nomadic people living throughout Great Britain. They stay in tight-knit caravan communities, work construction and are devoutly religious.

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Tyson Fury revealed he was named after former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson with whom they both share extraordinary fighting skills. He however claims his background has made him not been accepted in the boxing world.

“If I won over 30 fights and knocked out everybody it would be no good. I can’t do nothing in my life that’s any good to the general people because I’ll never be accepted for who I am and what I am.”