‘I’m a sad druggie’



October 6, 2016
‘I’m a sad druggie’

DRUG PROBLEM: World champion Tyson Fury

World champ reveals that he uses alcoholic and narcotic coping methods.

Britain’s world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury has been drinking and using cocaine to help him deal with depression, he tells Rolling Stone magazine.

Fury says: “I’ve been out
drinking, Monday to Friday to Sunday, and taking cocaine.

“I can’t deal with it [depression] and the only thing that helps me is when I get drunk out of me mind.

“I’ve done lots of cocaine. Lots of it. Why shouldn’t I take cocaine? It’s my life, isn’t it? I can do what I want … that ain’t a performance-enhancing drug.

“I never took other drugs, ever, in me life.

“I only started to take cocaine in the last few months.”

ESPN reported last week that the 28-year-old had tested positive for cocaine, citing a leaked letter sent by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA).

Asked by Rolling Stone if he was clean when he was fighting, Fury says: “No drugs at all, no drugs at all. I have never ever taken a drug to help me boxing in my life. Never took a
performance-enhancing drug ever.”

Earlier this year, Fury was charged with a doping offence by UK Anti-Doping after a urine sample from February 2015 – nine months before he beat Wladimir Klitschko to win the WBA and WBO world titles — showed traces of the banned stimulant nandrolone.

He concludes: “If I tested positive in February 2015 for drugs why let me fight the long reigning champion and leave him of all his belts in November? Why not strip me in February?”

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