Fury va­cates world heavy­weight ti­tles

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

TYSON FURY has given up his WBO and WBA world heavy­weight ti­tles “with im­me­di­ate ef­fect” to con­cen­trate on his “med­i­cal treat­ment and re­cov­ery”, said a state­ment re­leased by his pro­mot­ers Hen­nessy Sports.

The Bri­tish boxer has ad­mit­ted tak­ing co­caine to deal with de­pres­sion and was set to be stripped of his ti­tles af­ter can­celling two planned re­matches this year against Ukrainian for­mer cham­pion Wladimir Kl­itschko.

“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,” Fury said in the state­ment re­leased late yes­ter­day.

“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.”

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