VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
BOX/MMA
CFL
More
Betting Tools

 
Fury receives backdated ban, free to box

LONDON (AP) Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury accepted a backdated two-year doping ban on Tuesday, freeing him to fight again if he regains his boxing license.

Advertisement

Fury and his cousin, Hughie, had elevated levels of nandrolone in urine samples provided after fights in February 2015, UK Anti-Doping said. The bans were backdated to Dec. 13, 2015, and expired at midnight on Tuesday.

Both boxers said they ''never knowingly or deliberately committed any anti-doping rule violation.'' They said they were willing to come to a compromise agreement with UKAD.

''Hughie and I have maintained our innocence from day one,'' Tyson Fury said in a statement released by his promoter, ''and we're now happy that it has finally been settled with UKAD and that we can move forward knowing that we'll not be labelled drug cheats.

''I can now put the nightmare of the last two years behind me.''

Tyson Fury will need to reapply for his boxing license, which was suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control last year over separate incidents of drug use and medical issues. He has not fought since beating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 to win the WBA, IBF and WBO belts.

UKAD said that result has not been disqualified because he hadn't committed an anti-doping violation since February 2015.

A charge against Tyson Fury for failing to provide a sample in September 2016 was withdrawn by UKAD.

Fury responded to UKAD's announcement by posting a video on Twitter alongside the words ''Guess who's back?'' He also called out WBA and IBF champion Anthony Joshua, writing: ''Where you at boy? I'm coming for you.''

Hughie Fury lost on points to WBO champion Joseph Parker of New Zealand in September in his first shot at a world title.

Copyright 2018 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
· BetDSI: UFC FN 134 - Top Picks
· Bookmaker: Saturday's Top Wager
· BetDSI: Cormier vs. Lesnar Odds
· Edwards: UFC 226 Rewind
· News: UFC 226 Betting Results
· Edwards: UFC Notebook - Vick-Gaethje
· Boxing organization giving scholarships
· Joshua can't escape talk of Wilder
· Joshua title defense to be streamed
MORE HEADLINES
 
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, SAVE 10% off a Live Odds Pro subscription, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership