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14 Oct 2016

Tyson Fury vacates heavyweight titles, suspended

The rise and fall of Tyson Fury

British boxer Tyson Fury gave up his WBA and WBO world heavyweight titles and said that he would focus on his medical treatment and recovery. He has admitted taking cocaine to help his depression.

The British Boxing Board of Control has suspended his boxing license.

The board will take a decision on his doping offence in November 2016.

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The rise and fall of Tyson Fury

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Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury is a British Professional boxer. Fury has won all the 25 matches he has played since the time of his debut on 6 December 2008, 18 of which were won by knock-out.

He has won World Boxing Association heavyweight title, World Boxing Organization heavyweight title, International Boxing Federation heavyweight title after defeating Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in all the three finals.

Fury's remarks over various subjects

Controversial boy Fury

Fury's remarks over various subjects

In November 2015, before the world title wins, Tyson Fury argued about legalizing performance enhancing drugs in sports.

On 8 December 2015 Fury posted video saying, "I believe a woman's best place is in the kitchen and on her back, that's my personal belief."

In May 2016 he posted a foul mouthed video suggesting rape and bestiality would one day be legalized.

'Homophobic' Fury not shy of speaking his mind

Tyson Fury has not feared to express his views on various subjects. He called fighters David Price and Tony Bellew 'gay lovers', for which he was fined £3,000. He has also compared homosexuality and abortion to paedophilia in a vile, offensive rant.

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July 2016

Tyson Fury postpones match with Wladimir Klitschko twice

The heavyweight championship rematch between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko earlier scheduled on 9 July 2016 was postponed to 29 October after Fury said his ankle sustained injury during training.

Fury then failed to turn up at the press conference to promote the match saying that his car had broken down.

He then postponed the match for the second time giving medical issues.

Fury mentally not stable, admits taking cocaine

Tyson Fury's trainer and uncle Peter Fury said that Tyson is not mentally stable and is seeking help for his depression. In an interview published in Rolling Stone magazine, Tyson has admitted of using cocaine to fight depression.

14 Oct 2016

Tyson Fury vacates heavyweight titles, suspended

British boxer Tyson Fury gave up his WBA and WBO world heavyweight titles and said that he would focus on his medical treatment and recovery. He has admitted taking cocaine to help his depression.

The British Boxing Board of Control has suspended his boxing license.

The board will take a decision on his doping offence in November 2016.

I have a big challenge ahead of me: Tyson Fury

After vacating his belts, Fury said that he has a big challenge in his life. He added, "I won the titles in the ring and I believe that they should be lost in the ring. I'm unable to defend at this time."

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