WBO set to strip Tyson Fury of his world title following drug issues

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Tyson Fury is set to be stripped of his WBO world heavyweight title as a result of his failed drugs test according to BBC Sport

The Gypsy King must explain to the board why his title shouldn't be vacated due to "inactivity, breach of contract and performance-enhancing drugs".

The 28-year-old has had a fortnight to forget after dropping out of his October rematch with Wladimir Klitschko due to what were described as 'mental health issues' and it later emerged that these issues were drug related.

Fury claimed he had been taking cocaine to deal with depression after both his A and B samples tested positive for the banned substance. 

The British Boxing Board of Control are also set to discuss whether or not the unbeaten heavyweight will be allowed to keep hold of his boxing license later this month. 

As for the other belt that Fury currently holds, WBA president Gilberto Mendoza has said that Fury needs the opportunity "to overcome this situation".

He also commented: "Our main concern is what's going on with the title and the whole situation that's around him...I cannot say if we will strip him of the title, a yes or no, but the substance he took is a prohibitive substance that is against the rules and we have to take that into account."


The WBO title is actually already the second belt that Fury has been stripped of after the IBF took his belt away due to a failure to defend it against their mandatory challenger just weeks after he won it from Klitschko in November of last year. 

Fury has not fought since that night and it isn't clear if he will ever return to the ring, though his uncle and trainer, Peter Fury, has said that Tyson will be back at some point next year. 

It now looks as though Klitschko will face IBF champion Anthony Joshua at the end of the year whilst the futures of the other belts remain totally up in the air.

Will Tyson Fury ever box again? Let us know in the comments section below!

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