London - World heavyweight title contender
Tyson Fury claimed on Tuesday that boxing has a "big problem" with
doping and suggested that the sport should tackle the issue by legalising
"I would say boxing's got a big
problem with drugs," Fury told BBC Radio 5 Live, ahead of his fight with
WBA, WBO and IBF champion Wladimir Klitschko in Duesseldorf on Saturday.
"It doesn't bother me because at the
end of the day its determination over drugs any time. If a man wants to pump
himself full of drugs, it's only shortening his life isn't it?
"That's why you see a lot of these bodybuilders
and weightlifters have heart attacks young because they're pumped up so much
and the heart can't take the pressure."
Former world featherweight champion Barry
McGuigan said recently that any boxers caught doping should be banned for life,
but the outspoken Fury believes that it should be accepted in all sport.
"Why don't they just make drugs
totally legal in sports, then everybody would be taking drugs, then it would be
fully fair then, wouldn't it?" Fury asked.
"If everyone was taking drugs then it
would be fairer, I think, because you can't tell me that 99 percent of these
sports people aren’t taking drugs when they've got bodies like Greek gods.
"I know because I've trained all my
life. I'm fighting for the heavyweight championship of the world. But my body
is like jelly. It's a natural body, you see."