Tyson Fury failed drug test scandal: WBC heavyweight champion facing possible investigation
Tyson Fury is in hot water right now. He is back in the upper echelons of world heavyweight boxing after his recent win against Deontay Wilder. However, reports are now surfacing that a member of Fury's team reportedly offered to pay 25,000 pounds to a farmer in 2015 to hide an alleged failed drug test issue.
The Mail on Sunday reports that Fury and his cousin Hughie test positive in February 2015 for the banned steroid nandrolone, which they blamed on eating uncastrated wild boar.
They received backdated bans of two years before resuming their careers in December 2017.
So what do we know so far?
The farmer in question, Martin Carefoot has now come out and said that his signed witness statements were false and he did not supply meat to the Fury team.
His statement originally said:
'I supplied a range of animal meats and offal to Team Fury, including wild boar and pigs'.
He has now however said: 'I have never kept wild boar. I have never killed a wild boar.'
Carefoot told The Mail on Sunday: 'I just went along with it, and they always dangled this carrot that I was going to get paid. When things got quite serious, they offered me a sum of money before it went to court in London, and a sum of money after. I went along with them because, I suppose, in my own way I was just helping them out.'
However, Fury's promoter has denied these claims calling it "libellous".
A statement from UK Anti Doping Agency has said they will look into if the investigation needs to be reopened.