Tyson Fury given doping suspension after positive test

Tyson Fury celebrates his world heavyweight title victory against Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko last year. Picture: Martin Meissner/AP

Tyson Fury celebrates his world heavyweight title victory against Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko last year. Picture: Martin Meissner/AP

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World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has been charged over the alleged presence of a banned substance and will face an anti-doping tribunal.

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) said last night that a suspension imposed on 24 June had been lifted, pending “full determination” of the case.

The independent National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP) will handle the hearing, with a date not yet announced.

UKAD also said it suspended Hughie Fury, Tyson Fury’s cousin, on the same grounds and that he, too, having had the suspension provisionally lifted, would have his case heard by the NADP.

In a statement released on Tuesday, prior to their suspensions being revealed, the lawyer who represents both men said they “strenuously” denied committing doping offences, as it was announced they intended to sue UKAD.

On the day both fighters were charged by UKAD, Tyson Fury postponed his world title rematch against Wladimir Klitschko because of an ankle injury. The fight had been scheduled for July 9 in Manchester.

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