The world champion under versions IBO, WBO and WBA heavyweight British boxer Tyson fury was in a deep depression and will be able to return to the ring in February or March of 2017, said the head of the WBA Gilberto Jesus Mendoza with reference to the answer of the psychologist of the British boxer.
In his last fight, fury defeated Ukrainian Vladimir Klitschko on 28 November 2015 in düsseldorf (Germany) and won the titles of world champion under versions IBF, IBO, WBO and WBA. Later, the Briton was stripped of his IBF title.
Initially the fight was scheduled to be held on 9 July in Manchester, but at the end of June was postponed to October 29 due to ankle injury fury. In September, a British fighter again postponed the fight a rematch with the wording “unfit to fight for medical reasons”.
At the end of September-beginning of October it became known that the two doping samples fury – 21 and 22 September tested positive for a metabolite of cocaine. Because of this, fury can deprive of all titles and the cancellation of his Boxing license. Almost immediately after this, the athlete has announced the completion of a career.
“Earlier we sent a request for a medical report and received the answer of the psychologist, which reported that the fury was in a deep depression and that he can fight in February or March of next year. There are certain aspects of moral character. We can’t make any decisions (deprivation of titles) prior to the opening of sample B. We expect”, – quotes the Mendoza Los Angeles Times.
In early October, the 28-year-old fury in an interview with us magazine admitted that the last few months used cocaine to cope with depression, and that it was even visited by thoughts of suicide, said “R-Sport”.