World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury to lose licence over the use of cocaine

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Tyson Fury pulled out of a planned rematch with Wladimir Klitschko last month after being declared “medically unfit” to compete, and on Monday announced his intent to retire from the sport before reversing his decision just hours later in a series of bizarre Twitter posts.

In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine yesterday, the 28-year-old revealed that he had done “lots of cocaine” in the last few months and is suffering from “depression”.

Fury went on to admit that he did not “want to live anymore”, adding: “I don’t know what’s going to happen to me. I don’t know if I’m going to see the year out, to be honest.”
Speaking to reporters, British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) general secretary Robert Smith confirmed that the governing body will meet on October 12 to discuss how to handle Fury.

The BBBofC previously stripped Ricky Hatton of his licence in 2010 amid allegations of cocaine use.

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