Fury “absolutely denies” drug allegations

Hennessy Sports and Tyson Fury have strongly denied the allegations of the Sunday Mirror which accuse the lineal and heavyweight champion, and his cousin Hughie, of having banned substances found in drug tests taken last year.

The English tabloid made the accusation in the early hours of this morning. Their story stated that tests taken by the Furys “between February and March last year [2015]” suggest use of the muscle building steroid Nandrolone.

The paper also alleges that the Furys “attended a meeting [with UK Anti-Doping] in September, when he was told the levels of the steroid found were higher than the body would naturally produce. But the officials insisted they wanted to investigate further.”

This afternoon, Fury’s promoter Hennessy Sports released the following statement:

“We are baffled by today’s story in the Sunday Mirror. Tyson Fury absolutely denies any allegation of doping.”

“He looks forward to recovering from his injury and defending his titles against Wladimir Klitschko in October.”

Fury is currently recovering from a badly sprained ankle which forced the postponement of his World title rematch with Wladimir Klitschko in Manchester.

The allegations made are of obviously of a serious nature, however their are question marks regarding certain aspects of the claim, most notably the time-frame and the ambiguity of UKAD wanting to merely “investigate further” and allowing Fury to fight against Klitschko last November.

Joe O'Neill

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