Tyson Fury, 28, insists that others should be able to fight over his World Heavyweight titles, as long as he can fight for them upon his return to the ring, according to his uncle and trainer Peter Fury.
Fury could still potentially have his boxing licence revoked after he tested positive for cocaine twice in recent weeks.
However, it has been revealed by Peter Fury that Tyson is seeking professional medical help, and appears to be on the road to recovery.
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Peter feels like Tyson Fury's titles should now be fair game, only if he can fight for them again in the future, telling BBC Radio 5Live that: “The titles should be freed up, let people fight for them, Wladimir Klitschko, whoever is in line.
“Tyson should be available to fight when he comes back. Put him as a champion in recess. As soon as Tyson is ready and able, hopefully he can fight whoever had the belt and reclaim his title.
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“We’re boxing people and we want to see fights and world champions. Because Tyson is ill, we’re happy for the belts to be freed, provided they can put him as champion in recess. As far as I’m concerned, and my team, that’s what we’d be happy with."
Talking on Tyson's health concerns, Peter Fury continued: “I think he’s okay, he’s undergoing his treatment and I believe everything is going well. He’s responding to the treatment and everything is looking positive."
It's all well and good Peter Fury arguing the case of placing Tyson as a champion in recess, but ultimately, the decision isn't up to him.
The BBBofC are holding a meeting on October 12 to discuss the controversial Gypsy King's future in the sport.
Tyson's use of cocaine is a serious offence that the BBBofC are taking very seriously, but Peter Fury doesn't think it's too much of a big deal.
“In my opinion, I don’t believe he’s had drug issues going back over six months. If he’s done something, I think it’s been recent and I don’t think he’s had a drug addiction at all. I think it’s a result of the depression.”
We'll all know the outcome of the BBBofC's meeting on October 12, but for now, Tyson Fury's future in boxing is anyone's guess.
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