Heavyweight Boxing Champ Tyson Fury Says He’s Done ‘Lots of Cocaine’

By Mike Sloan Oct 5, 2016
It appears as though heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury is on the verge of an epic meltdown. Within the span of a week, the polarizing and vocal Manchester native has been in the midst of a drug scandal, has retired, un-retired and claims he doesn’t want to live anymore.

After having already pulled out of a highly-anticipated rematch with Wladimir Klitschko in June due to a reported ankle injury in training, Fury last withdrew from the newly-scheduled date with Klitschko, claiming that he was “medically unfit.” But a few days later, it was reported by ESPN.com that Fury submitted a urine sample to Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) on Sep. 22 in Lancaster, England, which came back positive for the banned substance benzoylecgonine, which is the central compound in cocaine.

Shortly after the reports flooded the boxing world, Fury took to his official Twitter account on Oct. 3 and posted the following message, followed by three smiley face emojis: “Boxing is the saddest thing I ever took part in, all a pile of sh*t, I'm the greatest, & I'm also retired, so go suck a d*ck, happy days.”

But hours later on the same day, the troubled Brit posted a follow-up Tweet claiming that he was not retiring: “Hahahaha u think you will get rid of the GYPSYKING that easy!!! I’m here to stay. #TheGreatest just shows u what the Medea are like. Tut tut Soon as I get better I’ll be defending what’s mine the heavyweight thrown.”

It wasn’t long before Fury told his followers that he was getting help for his problems: “Good news is I'm getting the right help & I'll be back even stronger than before, try & stop me!! God is great, blessed is Jesus.”

In addition to his puzzling tweets, Fury did an interview with Rolling Stone that was published on Oct. 4. In the interview, he revealed that he done a lot of cocaine, suffers from depression and doesn’t want to live anymore.

“I’ve done lots of cocaine. Lots of it,” he told Rolling Stone. “Why shouldn’t I take cocaine? It’s my life isn’t it? I can do what I want. Yeah, I have done cocaine. What the f--k has that got to do with anything? Am I not allowed to have a life now as well?

“I’ve not been in a gym for months,” he added. “I’ve not been training. I’ve been going through depression. I just don’t want to live anymore, if you know what I’m saying. They’ve forced me to the breaking edge. I don’t want to live anymore. So cocaine is a little minor thing compared to not wanting to live anymore.”

Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) won the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles he won when he edged Klitschko via decision last November. There is no official word yet on what penalties he will face from his failed drug screen. Attempts to reach members of Fury’s team were unsuccessful.


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