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Tyson Fury tests positive for cocaine, will likely be stripped of all titles

Tyson Fury tested positive for cocaine in a Sept. 22 urine sample collected by VADA.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

The news isn't getting better for heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. After pulling out of his scheduled rematch for the second time against Wladimir Klitschko, citing mental illness, reports are now surfacing that Fury has also just failed a Sept. 22 drug test from VADA - testing positive for cocaine. Multiple sources with knowledge of the test results have confirmed the news to ESPN's Dan Rafael.

The Sunday Mirror Sport also reported that Fury refused to undergo a drug test when visited by UK Anti-Doping inspectors over the weekend.

"A source said: 'Tyson was visited by testers over the last few weeks but just refused. He said, ‘F*** off', and wouldn't do it. His camp tried to contact UKAD to get him tested but to date that has not taken place.'"

That refusal increased speculation on a possible Tyson Fury doping scandal, with his uncle and trainer Peter Fury refusing to discuss the matter:

"This is all confidential information so I can't discuss anything relating to UKAD allegations.

"It's private information and I'm not allowed to divulge anything about the doping allegations at all, period."

All this comes on the heels of other doping allegations that Fury was found to have traces of anabolic steroids in his system last year, although Fury denied those claims. But now it seems fairly evident that Tyson Fury will in fact be stripped of all his world titles, shaking up the heavyweight division quite a bit.

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