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Tyson Fury could be stripped of belts after testing positive for cocaine - reports

The 28-year-old recently revealed he is battling depression.

HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION Tyson Fury could be stripped of his WBA Super, IBO and WBO belts after reportedly testing positive for cocaine.

Fury was told by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association that a random urine sample that he submitted on 22 September had tested positive for the drug, according to ESPN.

Fury pulled out of his highly-anticipated rematch with Wladimir Klitschko as he is battling depression and was deemed to be “medically unfit” for the 29 October bout in Manchester.

The 28-year-old stunned Klitschko last November to win the WBA Super, WBO, IBO, IBF, The Ring and lineal heavyweight titles in Dusseldorf.

The pair were meant to square off in a rematch on 9 July but Fury pulled out of the fight with a foot injury. And after his latest issues some have questioned whether he will ever return to the ring.

“Tyson has, this week, been declared medically unfit to fight,” Fury’s team said in a statement last week.

“Medical specialists have advised that the condition is too severe to allow him to participate in the rematch and that he will require treatment before going back into the ring. Tyson will now immediately undergo the treatment he needs to make a full recovery.”

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