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Cocaine shock as heavyweight champion Tyson Fury fails drugs test

By Staff Reporter

Published 01/10/2016

Tyson Fury celebrating his world title win last year
Tyson Fury celebrating his world title win last year

World heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury has tested positive for cocaine.

The boxer, who holds both the WBA and WBO titles, failed a urine test on September 22 - the day before he pulled out of a title rematch with Wladimir Klitschko, citing mental health issues.

The test was carried out by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA).

However, the fighter may not be banned or lose his world titles as a result of failing the drugs test.

According to The Guardian, under World Anti-Doping Agency rules cocaine is not prohibited when it is taken out of competition.

Fury also has a UK Anti-Doping investigation hanging over him after a sample tested positive for the anabolic steroid nandrolone last year.

Neither Fury nor the British Boxing Board of Control have yet made any comment on the matter.

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