Fury suggests drugs be legalised in sport amidst claims boxing has a drug problem

Drugs are a ‘big’ problem in boxing claims heavyweight title challenger Tyson Fury.

However, the alleged use of illegal substances among his peers doesn’t bother the former Irish champion, as he believes he doesn’t need them to get reach an all time boxing high.

The ‘Gypsy King’ claims believes determination is more valuable than any performance enhancing substance.

Speaking ahead of his Dusseldorf hosted World title challenge to Wladamir Klitschko the giant heavyweight said.

“Boxing has got a big problem with drugs. But it doesn’t bother me because at the end of the day it’s about determination over drugs.”

While he doesn’t believe he needs any substances to enhance his performances or to increase his changes this Saturday night the controversial big man did suggest the only way to make things ‘fully fair’ was to legalise doping in sport.

“I think being in a democratic world means we have to be open to different things,” said Fury. “Why don’t they make drugs totally legal in sports and then it would be fully fair?

“If the governing bodies want to do that, it will be a bit fairer. You can’t tell me that 99% of these sportspeople ain’t taking drugs if they’ve got bodies like Greek gods.

“If a man wants to pump himself full of drugs it’s only shortening his life isn’t it? When you’re pumping yourself full of drugs it’s putting pressure on your heart, your liver, your lungs, your kidneys.

“You’re on a one-way ticket to a heart attack so that’s why you see a lot of these bodybuilders and weightlifters having heart attacks young because they’re pumped up so much and the heart can’t take the pressure.”


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