As you may have well seen in the latest boxing news, a well known UK tabloid has accused Tyson Fury of testing positive for ‘unnatural’ amounts of an anabolic steroid which apparently was from a test taken before the first fight with Wladimir Klitschko where he won the WBA super, WBO, IBF, IBO and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles in Düsseldorf.
After news broke of Tyson pulling out of the scheduled rematch on July 9th, due to a badly sprained ankle, the Tabloid released an article titled “Heavyweight champion boxer Tyson Fury probed over drugs after ‘Traces of banned steroid were found in a sample'”.
Apparently levels of nandrolone, which helps muscle growth, were said to have been found in a sample, which was taken between February and March last year.
Team Fury have since released a statement stating “We are baffled by today’s story in the Sunday Mirror. 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.”
I truly believe that Tyson and Hughie, who was also accused of drug taking, are clean athletes and that this story was an attempt to increase sales/views by the newspaper. It is yet another case of Britain not supporting our Unified heavyweight champion of the world and trying to throw negative press in the direction of the Manchester man. I hope that UKADA/WADA will release a statement in he near future to clear the name of Tyson and Hughie Fury in order to stop speculation.