Fury to learn fate after failed drugs test

Tyson Fury is due to learn whether he will be stripped of his heavyweight titles after failing a drugs test for cocaine.

The WBA has released a statement confirming that they are considering Fury’s future after a banned substance was identified in a test by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association.

Fury pulled out of a scheduled rematch with Wladimir Klitschko last week after being declared “medically unift”, with the WBA and WBO champion inactive since claiming the titles last November. 

"The Committee of Champions will consider Fury's case to make a decision," said a WBA statement.

"Regarding the VADA report, they sent a statement in which they inform that the result was positive. Now we are waiting to see if Fury's team will request the opening of the B sample test."

The WBO also handed Fury a 10-day deadline earlier this week to clarify his medical situation, with Klitschko offered the chance to challenge IBF champion Anthony Joshua.