Tyson Fury Vacates Heavyweight Titles

The World Heavyweight Champion, Tyson Fury has voluntarily vacated his WBA and WBO titles.

Tyson Fury

Fury who defeated Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 has not fought since then. Despite agreeing to a rematch with Klitschko, Fury pulled out of two planned matches citing a medical condition.

Fury took to Twitter a few weeks ago to announce his retirement but announced hours later that it was just a prank.

Tyson Fury was reported to have tested positive for cocaine, a report which he has now admitted. He claims he had used it to deal with depression.

In a statement released on Thursday, Fury said,

“I now enter another big challenge in my life which I know, like against Klitschko, I will conquer,”

He said it was “for the good boxing” and “only fair and right” to give up his belts.

“I won the titles in the ring and I believe that they should be lost in the ring, but I’m unable to defend at this time and I have taken the hard and emotional decision to now officially vacate my treasured world titles,”