Tyson Fury, who is fondly known as The Gypsy King, the reigning WBA, WBO, IBO, Ring magazine, and lineal heavyweight champion has tested positive for cocaine according to reports, weeks after pulling out from his heavyweight title defence with Klitschko citing mental issues.
Fury, was said to have been informed on Thursday night that his A sample from a random urine test on 22 September had tested positive for the substance benzoylecgonine, the central compound found in cocaine.
The presence of cocaine in his blood samples brings an all time low to Fury’s career and could even bring about litigations and lawsuits against him and his camp.
Klitschko, who was supposed to have fought Fury since, has been made to wait for almost a year to regain his lost belts and with this new revelation could fight someone else for the WBO, WBA and IBO world titles.
Bernd Boente, the manager of Klitschko, has responded to the revelations: “If this is true, Fury is the most unworthy of all the heavyweight champions.”
A whole host of partners in the rematch – including television stations, the Manchester Arena which had been booked for October 29 and the fans who had invested in non-refundable hotel bookings and travel costs – may even consider seeking financial compensation from Fury and his camp.