Tyson Fury faces UK Anti-Doping charge

03/08/2016 21:09

WBA and WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) has been charged by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) following an alleged positive test for a banned substance.

The Sunday Mirror reported on June 26 that traces of nandrolone were found in a urine sample taken from Fury back in February 2015. The same report states that Fury’s cousin, heavyweight contender Hughie, had also tested positive for the banned substance. The Fury camp denies all allegations, claiming the results were contradictorary.

Both boxers was initially suspended in June, but that ban has been lifted until they face a hearing in front of the National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP) on a date yet to be confirmed.

 A UKAD statement said: "The UK Anti-Doping Rules allow athletes to challenge the imposition of a Provisional Suspension and the independent National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP) today lifted the athletes’ suspensions, pending full determination of the charges.
"These charges will be heard at a hearing before the NADP in due course.

"UK Anti-Doping will not comment further on the case until due legal process has been completed."

Fury outpointed Wladimir Klitschko to win the world heavyweight titles last November.

The Briton pulled out of a planned rematch with Klitschko, scheduled for July 9, citing an ankle injury.

Fury is now set to fight Klitschko on October 29 in Manchester.