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 24 June – the day the Briton announced he was pulling out 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) at an as yet undetermined date.
The 27-year-old says he will sue Ukad over its claims he used a banned drug. The Sunday Mirror reported on 26 June 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.