Tyson Fury voluntarily vacates heavyweight titles

British boxer and World Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has voluntarily vacated his WBO and WBA titles with immediate effect to fully focus on his medical treatment and recovery, the boxer has announced.

Fury recently cancelled his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko for the second time after being declared “medically unfit’.


Fury recently failed a drug drugs and said he was taking cocaine to battle depression.

“I feel that it is only fair and right and for the good of boxing to keep the titles active and allow the other contenders to fight for the vacant belts that I proudly won and held as the undefeated heavyweight champion of the world when I defeated the long-standing champion Wladimir Klitschko,” said Tyson in a statement.

“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 and wish the next in-line contenders all the very best as I now enter another big challenge in my life which I know, like against Klitschko, I will conquer.”

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