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Fury tests postitive for cocaine: report

Press Association logoPress Association 30/09/2016

Tyson Fury is facing fresh questions about his boxing future as his promoters refused to comment on reports the world heavyweight champion has tested positive for cocaine.

A spokesman for Hennessy Sports declined to discuss the claims, which originally came from ESPN.

When contacted by PA Sport, the spokesman said the Fury camp would not be making a statement.

The US-based sports broadcaster reported Fury tested positive after giving a urine sample on September 22.

Fury had been due to fight Wladimir Klitschko in Manchester on October 29, defending the WBA and WBO heavyweight belts he took off the Ukrainian last November.

One attempt at a rematch had already been abandoned because of an ankle injury sustained by Fury, and his management cited medical reasons behind the latest cancellation last week.

A source close to the planned fight told PA Sport he had been informed "traces" of cocaine were found in Fury's system. The 28-year-old fighter's camp would not confirm that.

ESPN reported Fury was tested by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA), which is based in Las Vegas, as part of the routine agreed by both fighters before the fight.

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