Saturday 20 January 2018

Tyson Fury faces anti-doping hearing after provisional ban lifted on appeal

Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was provisionally suspended in June over the presence of a prohibited substance, UK Anti-Doping has announced.

UKAD said on Wednesday the suspension had been lifted pending a hearing of the independent National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP).

UKAD also said it suspended Hughie Fury, Tyson Fury's cousin, and that he too would have his case heard by the NADP.

In a statement, a UKAD spokeswoman said: "In response to public comments made by Tyson and Hughie Fury's representatives, UK Anti-Doping can confirm that both boxers were charged on 24 June 2016 with presence of a prohibited substance. Mandatory provisional suspensions were imposed pursuant to article 7.9.1 of the UK Anti-Doping rules.

"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."

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