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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.

30/09/2016 18:22

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
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