26 October 2016

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Fury brothers suspected of doping, temporarily disqualified

WBA, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and his brother Hughie have been temporarily disqualified on suspicion of doping, UKAD reported.

"In response to public comments made by Tyson and Hughie Furys' representatives, UK Anti-Doping can confirm that both boxers were charged on June 24, 2016, with presence of a prohibited substance. Mandatory provisional suspensions were imposed pursuant to Article 7.9.1 of UK Anti-Doping Rules," UKAD said.

World heavyweight champ Tyson Fury denies steroids claim after traces found in sampleUK Anti-Doping Rules allow athletes to challenge the imposition of a provisional suspension and the independent National Anti-Doping Panel (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 has said it will not comment further on the case until the due legal process has been completed.

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