Tyson Fury de­nies dop­ing claim

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS -

El­iz­a­beth Saturday af­ter los­ing 26-20 in Cape Town and LONDON—Con­tro­ver­sial Bri­tish heavy­weight world cham­pion Tyson Fury strongly de­nied a news­pa­per claim on Sun­day that he failed a dop­ing test last year.

The Sun­day Mir­ror al­leged that Fury—who won the belt in an up­set de­feat of Wladimir Kl­itschko last Novem­ber—re­turned a sam­ple with a banned steroid in it.

“We are baf­fled by today’s story in the Sun­day Mir­ror,” said a state­ment from Fury’s pro- win­ning 32-26 Johannesburg.—AFP in moter Hen­nessy Sports.

“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.”

He said he would not be able to de­fend the WBA, WBO and IBO belts in a re­match with Kl­itschko in July af­ter in­jur­ing his an­kle dur­ing a run.

The Mir­ror claimed that the banned steroid nan­drolone—which aids mus­cle growth—had been dis­cov­ered in a test Fury un­der­went ei­ther in Fe­bru­ary or March last year, well be­fore his re­mark­able win over the age­ing Kl­itschko.

UK Anti-Dop­ing agency re­fused to con­firm or deny the al­le­ga­tions.

“UK Anti-Dop­ing does not dis­cuss or dis­close de­tails of any cases un­til due le­gal process has been com­pleted or a re­spon­dent chooses to put the in­for­ma­tion into the pub­lic do­main,” said a UKAD spokesper­son.

“This is to pro­tect the rights and pri­vacy of all in­volved and to en­sure that a case is not sub­jected to un­nec­es­sary prej­u­dice.

“It is im­por­tant to note that an anti-dop­ing rule vi­o­la­tion is only deemed to have been com­mit­ted once the le­gal process, in­clud­ing any ap­peals, has been com­pleted. At that point, de­tails of a vi­o­la­tion will be made avail­able on the UKAD web­site.”

Ac­cord­ing to the news­pa­per, Fury’s cousin Hughie, also a boxer, failed a test for the same sub­stance, al­though he too de­nied any wrong­do­ing.—AFP

LOWER DIR: Com­man­dant Dir Scouts Col Khalid Mehmood Shafi with win­ning team of Ma­jor Gen­eral Sanaullah Sha­heed Tour­na­ment at Balam­bat.

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