UK Anti-Doping Agency Lifts Provisional Suspension On Tyson Fury

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UK Anti-Doping Agency Lifts Provisional Suspension On Tyson Fury

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was provisionally banned over an alleged doping offence but that has now been lifted

UK Anti-Doping Agency Lifts Provisional Suspension

Tyson Fury may have to battle Wladimir Klitschko in a rematch of their world title fight with a drug charge hanging over him after the UK Anti-Doping agency (UKAD) announced it had lifted a provisional suspension imposed on him.

UKAD lifted a provisional suspension on the world heavyweight champion after confirmation he had been charged with the alleged usage of a banned substance – understood to be nandrolone – months before his stunning victory over Klitschko in November, something he denies.

A statement from UKAD on Wednesday read: “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 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.”

The 27-year-old, however, vowed to sue the UKAD over the allegations.

Fury’s legal team said they would be suing UKAD in a statement on Tuesday and had issued proceedings in the High Court on behalf of the 27-year-old and his cousin Hughie, who was also charged.

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Tyson Fury is due to be back in action, after an enforced break because of an ankle injury, in October when he faces Klitschko in a rematch.

Fury beat Wladimir Klitschko to win the WBA and WBO heavyweight titles in November.

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