World heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury aka the Gypsy King has sensationally revealed that he has taken a lot of cocaine the last four months but has never taken a performance enhancing drug.
The WBA, WBO, IBO, Ring magazine, and lineal heavyweight champion of the world also revealed that he ‘wishes to die everyday in an interview that truly paints the real state of his mentality.
His shocking admission comes days after he ‘retired’ on Twitter, came back from retirement on Twitter and blasted the media following reports that his blood sample tested positive for cocaine ahead of his championship defence fight against Vladmir Klitschko. If you missed the initial stories, read here and here
Speaking to RollingStone Magazine, Fury said:
‘Listen, I’ll tell you what’s happened. It’s been a witch hunt ever since I won that world title. Ever since I got a bit of fame for doing good there’s been a witch hunt on me because of my background, because of who I am and what I do, there’s hatred for Travelers and gypsies around the world.’
‘Especially in the United Kingdom. Especially with the British Boxing Board of Control and some of the sanctioning bodies of the world titles. [The BBBC did not respond to an interview request.] I had to fight one of the best champions in history. No one give me a prayer. I finally prevailed over the guy, beat him, and I get treated like shit. Within a week, the IBF, the International Boxing Federation, stole my belt and give it to somebody else, knowing full well that I couldn’t defend it in a week because I had a rematch set with Klitschko. That was the first bit of corruption involved with boxing. [The IBF says Fury broke his contract.]’
‘From then on, it’s been nothing more than a witch hunt. From then on, they’ve tried to get me chucked out of boxing because they cannot tame me, they cannot hire me, I’m not for sale, no one can turn a key in my back, no one can do nothing to stop me. So now they’re saying I took some cocaine and whatever.’ Listen if I had some smack I’d take it. If I had heroin I’d take that, never mind cocaine, for what they’ve done to me. It’s a travesty what they’ve done. I want to expose them for what they are.
‘The British Boxing Board of Controls is in on it too. They’re all in it together. The drug testing companies are in on it as well. If I tested positive in February 2015 for drugs [months before his match with Klitschko] why let me fight the long reigning champion and leave him of all his belts in November? Why not strip me in February? [The U.K. Anti-Doping Agency says they cannot comment on a current case.] Man, I’ve been refused in restaurants because I’m a Traveler. I’m the heavyweight champion of the world and I’ve been to restaurants and been told ‘Sorry mate you can’t come in. No Travelers allowed.’ So you can see my frustration with it all. I get no credit for defeating the second-longest reigning champion in history.’
‘Even my own country where I was born and raised hate me. The only thing the press wants to write is negativity. As soon as I won the title I got back off the boat and pick up the newspaper: Tyson done something controversial. It wasn’t: ‘He’s dethroned the best man who’s been in a long time.’ It was that he’s done this and he’s done that. Anything to try and take credit away from me.’
When asked by Rolling stone magazine if he was denying using cocaine and that the drug tests were inaccurate, Tyson said:
‘Listen, I’ve done a lot of things in my life. 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. Yeah, I have done cocaine. ‘Plenty of people have done cocaine as well. What the fuck has that got to do with anything? That ain’t a performance enhancing drug. Am I not allowed to have a life now as well? Do they want to take my personal life off me too? I’ve not been in a gym for months. I’ve not been training. I’ve been going through depression. I just don’t want to live anymore, if you know what I’m saying. I’ve had total enough of it. They’ve forced me to the breaking edge. Never mind cocaine. I just didn’t care. I don’t want to live anymore. So cocaine is a little minor thing compared to not wanting to live anymore.’
‘I’m in a very bad place at the moment. I don’t know whether I’m coming or going. I don’t know what’s going to happen to me. I don’t know if I’m going to see the year out to be honest. I am seeing help, but they can’t do nothing for me. What I’ve got is incurable. I don’t want to live. All the money in the world, fame and glory, means nothing if you’re not happy. And I ain’t happy. I’m very far from it.
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