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Drugs in sport should now be legalised, insists Tyson Fury

By Staff Reporter

Tyson Fury believes boxing has a big drugs problem and says sport should address the issue of substance misuse by legalising them.

Fury, who challenges champion Wladimir Klitschko for the WBA, WBO and IBF World heavyweight titles in Dusseldorf on Saturday, has already provoked controversy in the build-up to the fight with his bizarre behaviour at press conferences and unorthodox opinions.

And now Fury has responded to Northern Ireland's former World featherweight champion Barry McGuigan's assertion that anyone caught taking drugs should be banned from boxing for life.

"I wouldn't totally agree with that because we live in a democratic world, we have to be open for the future don't we?" Fury said.

"I've just been told recently that capping things and keeping things in a box isn't the way to go forward.

"Why don't they just make drugs totally legal in sports, then everybody would be taking drugs then it would be fully fair then wouldn't it?

"It's none of my concern really but if the governing bodies want to do that then I think it would be a bit fairer."

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