World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury is embroiled in a fresh doping scandal amid claims that he recently missed a drugs test.

Tyson refused to undergo a check when visited by inspectors from UK Anti-Doping. The representatives of the boxer tried to contact the drug testing body to reschedule after the snub but that has not yet happened.

       Athletes who are found to have refused a drugs test or tampered with their sample face a minimum ban of four years.

Fury’s uncle, Peter Fury, declined to comment and this is all confidential information so he can’t discuss anything relating to UKAD allegations. Peter added it is private information and he is not allowed to divulge anything about the doping allegations at all.

The revelations come just months after it was revealed that Tyson Fury was being probed by officials after traces of a banned anabolic steroid were allegedly discovered in a sample taken last year. Unacceptable levels of Nandrolone were found in a sample taken before he won the world title from Wladimir Klitschko. Nandrolone is known to improve muscle growth and the semi-synthetic anabolic-androgenic steroid (AAS) derived from Testosterone also results in appetite stimulation, increased red blood cell production, and bone density. Medically, it is used in treating anemia, osteoporosis and some forms of neoplasia including breast cancer and also acts as a progestin-based contraceptive.

Fury was scheduled to put the WBA super and WBO titles on the line at the Manchester Arena on October 29 when he was due to go toe-to-toe with Klitschko but his promoter made a shock announcement that the WBA Super and WBO champ is “medically unfit to fight”. No specific condition has been confirmed but it is speculated that Fury has suffered a recurrence of his mental health problems. The 28-year-old has spoken before about his battle with depression. Fury admitted he has had suicidal thoughts and it is rumored that he has checked into a clinic for treatment.

A statement from promoters Hennessy Sports said it is with the deepest regret that we have to announce the world heavyweight championship rematch between will not be going ahead. The statement added Tyson has been declared medically unfit to fight and it was added that medical specialists have advised that the condition is too severe to allow him to participate in the rematch and that he will require treatment before going back into the ring. The promoters’ statement further reads that Tyson will now immediately undergo the treatment he needs to make a full recovery and added we and Tyson wish to express our sincerest apologies to all those concerned with the event and all the boxing fans who had been looking forward to the rematch.

Peter Fury demanded his nephew is not stripped of his belts. Peter remarked he cannot be held culpable as he is medically unwell and therefore should not be stripped of belts.

Fury ended a decade of dominance of Klitschko with a unanimous points’ victory in Germany last November. He was quickly stripped of the IBF title after the veteran Ukrainian triggered the contracted rematch clause that left the new champ unable to face the governing body’s mandatory challenger.

pdf_iconDownload in PDF: Tyson Fury In Doping Scandal

Comments

comments