Fury faces doping charge

Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has been charged with a doping offence by the UK’s anti-doping body.

Ukad revealed it suspended Fury on June 24 – the day the Briton announced he was pulling out from his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko because of injury.

But Fury appealed and the suspension has now been lifted until a hearing in front of the National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP).

The 27-year-old says he will sue Ukad over its claims he used a banned drug.

The Sunday Mirror reported on June 26 that traces of the banned substance nandrolone were found in a urine sample taken from Fury in February 2015.

He denied the claim and his legal team says the result of tests from March and May 2015 are contradictory.

Fury’s cousin and fellow boxer Hughie has also been charged.

Fury beat Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko to win the WBA and WBO heavyweight titles in November.”

-BBC

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