Tyson Fury faces eight-year ban as Ukad open investigation into farmer’s drug claims, which boxer’s camp deny – The Sun

TYSON FURY is facing an investigation amid claims a Lancashire farmer was offered £25,000 to lie about the boxer’s failed drugs test in 2015.

The Gypsy King was found to have illegal levels of steroid nandrolone in his system after his win over Christian Hammer.

Fury and his cousin Hughie — who also tested positive — blamed the result on eating uncastrated wild boar.

Now UK Anti-Doping are set to launch a probe after farmer Martin Carefoot claimed in the Mail on Sunday that he lied to investigators about supplying the meat on the promise of £25,000.

Fury’s promoter Frank Warren — who  joined the WBC heavyweight champ’s team in 2018 — said: “The farmer making these outrageous allegations sent me a letter last October, full of errors and basically telling me he had committed perjury by signing statements under oath and lying.

“When I called him, he asked for money. I told him to clear off and get in contact with UKAD. He chose not to speak to UKAD but instead speak to a newspaper.

“How anybody can take this man seriously is beyond belief. Tyson has never met this man in his life. What a load of rubbish.

“We’ll leave this with UKAD to look into and don’t expect it to go any further.”

Both Tyson and Hughie accepted back-dated two-year bans in 2017.

If they are found guilty of tampering with the first probe, they could face  eight-year suspensions.

European boxing chief  Franco Falcinelli blasted an Olympic qualifier at London’s Copper Box Arena.

He feared the risk of a boxer getting coronavirus was “very high”.

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