Boxer Tyson Fury Announces Retirement After Failed Drug Test

By Staff  |  10/03/2016

Tyson Fury

Following reports of a failed drug test, heavyweight champion Tyson Fury took to social media Monday (Oct. 3) to announce his retirement.

In an odd series of tweets, the 28-year-old intially said he was retiring, before following up a few hours later, saying he's "here to stay".

The tweets come just days after making headlines for testing positive for cocaine in a drug test administered by the Las Vegas-based Voluntary Anti-Doping Association.

Fury was set to defend his heavyweight title in a rematch against former champion Wladimir Klitschko on Oct. 29, but he pulled out of the fight last week for unspecified reasons, with promoter Mick Hennessy saying he had been "declared medically unfit to fight."

Due to the failed drug test, Fury will likely be stripped of his heavyweight world title belts, while also facing a suspension.