Fury brothers suspected of doping, temporarily disqualified

12:17, 04 August 2016
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WBA, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and his brother Hughie have been temporarily disqualified on suspicion of doping, UKAD reported.

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"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.

Read alsoWorld 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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