Tyson Fury could face eight-year ban from boxing if new doping offence is proven

The Briton won the world heavyweight championship for a second time last month against Deontay Wilder

Jack Rathborn
Monday 16 March 2020 10:03 GMT
Tyson Fury responds to Deontay Wilder blaming defeat on his outfit

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury could face an eight-year ban from boxing if found guilty of tampering with the initial UK Anti-Doping investigation into his positive test for a banned steroid.

Fury and his cousin Hughie, a former world title challenger, tested positive for nandrolone in 2015 but blamed eating uncastrated wild boar.

Both fighters eventually accepted backdated two-year doping bans in 2017 following a lengthy investigation from UKAD.

The drawn-out case left UKAD fearing it could be made insolvent due to the escalating cost.

Preston farmer Martin Carefoot has now claimed to have been offered £25,000 to take responsibility for selling ‘Team Fury’ the meat, with UKAD now set to investigate the allegation.

Fury celebrates his victory over Wilder

And should the WBC title holder be found guilty of tampering with the initial investigation, it would count as a second offence and could therefore result in an eight-year ban from the sport.

Carefoot told the Mail on Sunday: “I have never kept wild boar. I just went along with it, and they dangled this carrot I was going to get paid.”

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