News: Tyson Fury allegedly tests positive for cocaine!

By Boxing News - 09/30/2016 - Comments


By Jim Dower: Heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury has allegedly tested positive for the banned drug cocaine during his Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) conducted test on September 22 for his now cancelled rematch against Wladimir Klitschko. ESPN is reporting the news. Fury pulled out of his fight with the 40-year-old Wladimir a week ago.

The positive test could lead to Fury losing his WBA and WBO heavyweight titles. There is already fight discussions taking place between Klitschko and IBF heavyweight champion and Anthony Joshua and Klitschko for a match for one or both of Fury’s titles.

Boxing fans would absolutely love a fight between Joshua and Klitschko for November or December. If the allegations for Fury testing positive for cocaine winds up being true, then he’ll be stripped of his titles, and will likely be suspended from boxing for an undermined time frame.

“He [Fury] failed a VADA-conducted test for cocaine in a random urine sample collected on Sept. 22, multiple sources with knowledge of the test results, “said

The positive test for Fury is said to have come BEFORE he pulled out of his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko.

The alleged positive test came from a urine sample from Fury that was tested by VADA. The 28-year-old Fury has yet to make a comment about the cocaine drug test allegations. Fury withdrew from the Klitschko fight on September 23, a day after the drug test on September 22. The reason given for Fury pulling out of the rematch with Klitschko was because he was “medically unfit” to fight. The World Boxing Organization has already requested information about Fury’s medical problems, and they gave him 10 days to have that information given to them.

Fury’s pulling out of the October 29 rematch with Klitschko was the second time that Fury had pulled out of a rematch with the Ukrainian fighter. Earlier this year, Fury pulled out of a July 9 rematch with Klitschko, saying he had suffered a foot injury. The fight rescheduled for October 29 until Fury pilled out of that fight too on September 23. Fury beat Wladimir by a 12 round unanimous decision 10 months ago in November 2015 in Dusseldorf, Germany.

The win for Fury made HUGE news around the boxing world, and it turned the 6’9” British heavyweight into a major celebrity around the world. However, the stardom apparel led to unhappiness from Fury, and lately it appears that he’s become disillusioned due to the criticism that he’s received from boxing fans and the media.

Fury gained a great deal of weight since his win over Fury. After signing for a rematch against Klitschko, Fury was taking the weight off slowly and appeared to be on course to face Wladimir on October 29 until the news of Fury pulling out of the fight came on September 23. It was sudden and surprising, because Fury would have made a great deal of money for the rematch, even if he lost the fight.

In a brief statement from Fury’s team, it said:

‘It is with the deepest regret that we have to announce that the World Heavyweight Championship rematch between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko, scheduled to take place on the 29th October 2016 at the Manchester Arena, will not be going ahead. ‘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.”

Fury recently turned up at the Manchester Arena last Saturday night for the Anthony Croilla vs. Jorge Linares fight. Fury had sunglasses on, looked to be in good spirits, and appeared to be overweight. His midsection showed that he was in need of conditioning. Fury was reportedly booed as he left the Arena that night by boxing fans.

It’s unknown if Fury will ever fight again. His uncle/trainer Peter Fury believes that Fury will resume his pro career and come back to recapture his heavyweight titles in the near future. However, if Fury is suspended for the alleged cocaine test, then we may not see him back inside the ring for quite some time. When or if Fury does resume his career, he’s going to have a lot of ring rust to get out of his system. It won’t be impossible for Fury to come back to find the success he had before. After all, Fury is still young at 28, quite large at 6’9”, and very hard to hit solidly due to his size and evasive boxing style. However, Fury will need to have his mind in the game 100% if he does come back for him to do well.

Right now, Fury doesn’t appear to love the sport like he once did. For him to do well, he needs to be committed because he can’t come into his fights out of shape and expect to beat top guys like Anthony Joshua. That’s the fight that the fans want to see most of all. You would have to think that Fury will come back from this to resume his pro career if for nothing else to take the big payday fight against Joshua. Fury is still too young, and Joshua doesn’t appear to be going anywhere. If Joshua is still a world champion when Fury does decide to comeback, then a match between them would be a mouth-watering fight for the fans. Fury’s past problems would be quickly forgotten by the fans, as they would be happy to have him back fighting Joshua or whoever else.