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Tyson Fury's Promoter Gives Statement on UKAD Hearing Delays

By Team Fury

On 30 October 2017, Robert Smith of the BBBoC blamed Tyson Fury for delays to his anti-doping hearing.  He said to Sky Sports, “We [the BBBoC] are ready to go, UKAD are ready to go on our behalf, and the independent panel are waiting for a confirmed date. It's up to them [Team Fury] now [to propose a date]."

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Then, on 23 November 2017, Mr Smith reiterated to Sky Sports, "The reason why this has taken so long, so I have been led to believe, is because Mr Fury's legal team could not agree a date for the recommencement of the hearing. They obviously now have, and the hearing will recommence [in December 2017]."

Mr Smith is incorrect.  While Team Fury have been advised not to discuss this matter until it is over, we would like to clarify as follows:

(i) This matter started in February 2015 – almost 3 years ago – after routine doping control tests.

(ii) Tyson and Hughie were not notified of the results of those tests for 7 months, and even then UKAD simply asked them about their diet. There was never any suggestion that Tyson and Hughie had done anything wrong or that they might be in any sort of trouble.

(iii) Then, without warning, UKAD charged Tyson and Hughie in June 2016 in relation to the February 2015 tests – i.e. 16 months after the tests.

(iv) A hearing eventually took place in May 2017 but was halted after UKAD objected to the participation of a tribunal member.

(v) Hearing dates were then proposed for early October 2017 but UKAD’s team (not Team Fury’s team) was unavailable.

(vi) A hearing has now been fixed for December 2017.

Contrary to the BBBoC’s suggestion, therefore, the delays have not been caused by Team Fury.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ShoulderRoll on 11-23-2017

UKAD seems incompetent and/or corrupt.

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 11-23-2017

I just want to see Fury healthy both physically and mentally, so he can be comfortable fighting again. He has some skills, and has some things yet to prove in his career. The legal shiiiii needs to be dealt with…

Comment by KillaCamNZ on 11-23-2017

They say there's two sides to every story, and then there's the truth. I suspect this is a prime example. Although, it's reason #340543 why Tyson Fury isn't competing right now. Eventually, people need to look at the common denominator…

Comment by ScottWeiland on 11-23-2017

[url]https://www.ukad.org.uk/news/article/statement-relating-to-comments-made-by-mr-tyson-fury[/url] Fury's team are trying to omit certain evidence brought by the UKAD team, hence the hold up.

Comment by kushking on 11-23-2017

Fury should sue these slimey bastards,they are CLEARLY in hearns pocket along with the rest of British boxing. They waited 3 yrs & now suddenly when AJ is looking for a soft opponent that'll fill his pockets ,hearn obviously placed…

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