Unified world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, undefeated cousin Hughie and their promoter Mick Hennessy have released a statement regarding recent doping allegations made by a UK tabloid.
The Sunday Mirror claims the Fury’s are at the centre of an investigation over the use of anabolic steroids in 2015 which could lead to Tyson being stripped of his belts if found guilty.
Tyson won the top division crown by defeating Wladimir Klitschko last November in Dusseldorf but faces his reputation being permanently tarnished should the claims be substantiated.
On Sunday, a response to the story was sent to WBN and said the following:
“We are baffled by today’s story in the Sunday Mirror.
“Tyson Fury absolutely denies any allegation of doping. He looks forward to recovering from his injury and defending his titles against Wladimir Klitschko in October.”
Forthcoming opponent Klitschko is yet to comment on the media storm which could eventually see the Ukrainian handed back his titles if further action is required against Fury.
Younger fighter Hughie holds a perfect record in the sport but is said to have been found with the same substance as Tyson in his system.