News | Feb 09 2018

UKAD spent nearly £600,000 fighting Tyson Fury

UKAD reveals its legal bill for the Tyson Fury and Hughie Fury case and denies it was ever at risk of going bust
Tyson Fury
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UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) spent nearly £600,000 on legal fees in the long-running case involving former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and his cousin Hughie Fury.

The pair accepted backdated two-year bans last December for failing tests for the steroid nandrolone in February 2015, despite continuing to maintain this was the result of eating uncastrated wild boar.

Their case, however, was notable for the long delay between test and charge, which did not come until June 2016, as well as other complicating factors, including Tyson Fury’s mental state.

 

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