Tyson Fury 'to relinquish WBA and WBO heavyweight titles'

WBA and WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will reportedly relinquish his titles before the governing bodies strip him of the belts.

Tyson Fury has reportedly decided to relinquish the WBA and WBO heavyweight title belts before he is stripped of them.

Both governing bodies were expected to strip the controversial Brit of the belts due to his lack of action since winning them from Wladimir Klitschko 11 months ago.

Fury has twice pulled out of rematches against Klitschko and continues to battle against personal problems that include depression and cocaine use.

The WBO yesterday warned Fury that it would take his title unless he proved why it should not be vacated, but the champion is expected to confirm his decision to hand the belt back later today.

Fury earlier took to Twitter to showcase his array of title belts one last time:

The soon-to-be-vacant titles could be put on the line if Anthony Joshua and Klitschko meet later this year.

Anthony Joshua celebrates after defeating Dillian Whyte by ko on December 12, 2015
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