Boxing world heavyweight champion, ‘Tyson Fury’ has announced he is vacating his heavyweight titles so as to focus on recovering from a serious medical condition.
Tyson revealed that he could not defend his titles at the moment owing to his current medical state and at such had no other choice but to vacate his world titles.
According to Fury, he was currently suffering from manic depression and was on medications. In a statement released by his management, Fury said;
"I’m unable to defend (my titles) at this time and I have taken the hard and emotional decision to now officially vacate my treasured World titles and wish the next-in-line contenders all the very best".
"I now enter another big challenge in my life which I know, like against Klitschko, I will conquer".
The British boxer vacates the IBF, WBO and WBA belts which he won from former champion, ‘Vladimir Klitschko’ in Germany last year.
Fury's decision to vacate the titles was facilitated by the ‘World Boxing Organization’ who had given him a deadline to demonstrate why his title should not be vacated after a long period of inactivity.