A few months ago, Tyson Fury’s past appeared to catch up to him. Today, the WBC and lineal Heavyweight Champion appears to be in the clear.
Tyson and his brother Hughie tested positive for metabolites of nandrolone in 2015 prior to the both of them fighting. During this time, Fury was meant to fight Wladimir Klitschko in a rematch for the lineal title. The AP was the first to report it all those years back. They ended up receiving a backdated two-year doping ban that they blamed on un-castrated wild boar meat, apparently provided by Martin Carefoot. This involved a lengthy battle with UKAD.
The 70-year-old Carefoot then signed witness statements saying he was the one who made their tests become what they were, before retracting his statement. He has since stated that he was never paid by anyone on Fury’s team.
Carefoot was unable to provide evidence of providing wild boar to the Fury family. When photos were requested, he was unable to deliver on proper photos. What he did send were from a nearby Bowland Wild Boar Park in Chipping.
“I was in too deep,” Carefoot stated regarding his false statement. “They were dangling this carrot. I thought, ‘You’re going to get 25 grand for this.’ I thought, ‘It’s not a hanging matter.’ And so I went along with it.”
“I’ve had nothing but problems right from the beginning of this, and I don’t want to get involved.”
Carefoot has not gone into further detail regarding his withdrawal. The investigation is still active, according to Daily Mail.
Fury (30-0-1) is currently scheduled to face Deontay Wilder in a trilogy bout sometime in December for the WBC Heavyweight Title. He has agreed in principle to fight Anthony Joshua sometime in 2021.