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30/09/2016 18:22 BST

Tyson Fury 'Tested Postive For Cocaine' After Pulling Out Of Rematch With Wladimir Klitschko

He was deemed 'medically unfit' for his fight against Wladimir Klitschko.

Tyson Fury could be stripped of his titles after reportedly testing positive for cocaine.

On 23 September, the British boxer pulled out of a fight with rival Wladimir Klitschko which was scheduled for 29 October, according to the Mirror.

He was deemed “medically unfit” for the fight against the Ukrainian.

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Fury reportedly tested positive for cocaine

This was the day after Fury tested positive for cocaine, ESPN reported.

He reportedly underwent a random drugs test in Lancaster on 22 September, which revealed a positive result for benzoylecgonine, the central compound found in cocaine and the marker for a positive test for the banned substance.

Dr Margaret Goodman, president of the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association, said that Fury had the right to appeal request an analysis of a “B sample” at his own expense.

According to the Metro, Fury was already under investigation from the UK Anti-Doping Agency over an alleged use of a banned substance.

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Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury were due to fight on 29 October