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Klitschko manager accuses UKAD of failing to act, calls for full Fury investigation

Phil Jay 30/06/2016

Sky Sports

Wladimir Klitschko’s manager Bernd Boente has called for UK Anti-Doping to open a full inquiry into recent doping allegations against world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

British tabloid The Mirror reported last Sunday on Fury and cousin Hughie testing positive for Nandrolone in 2015 prior to the former ripped away Klitschko’s belts via a decisive points win in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Fury and Klitschko were due to meet again next month in an anticipated Manchester rematch, although an ankle injury suffered by the three-belt title holder has put the fight back until at least October of 2016.

As all involved await full details of the new event, Boente hopes the accusations against Fury are taken through the proper channels in order to fully establish the extent of any wrongdoing.

“We expect the British Anti-Doping Agency UKAD to open a full investigation. The case must not stand as it happened with the English physician Mark Bonar. That happened because the UKAD has failed to act,” Bönte told Sport Bild.

If found guilty, Fury and Hughie face lengthy suspensions from the sport and all current titles in the elder family member’s cabinet will be heading back to Klitschko’s possession.

Klitschko would then be in line for a massive unification with Anthony Joshua in London this December after promoter Eddie Hearn announced his intentions to follow up the fight if Fury is stripped.

Joshua, who defends his IBF version last week against Dominic Breazeale, was hoping to face Fury himself – until the derogatory stories of possible drug taking broke late on Saturday evening.