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Lennox Lewis questions Tyson Fury doping claims

Phil Jay 12/07/2016
Lennox Lewis

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Former undisputed heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis isn’t convinced there is much in the recent steroid claims labelled against Tyson Fury.

Fury, 27, was reported to have tested positive for a small amount of Nandrolone in the months before his clash with Wladimir Klitschko, which the Briton went on to win and claim four title belts.

The UK Anti-Doping Agency are said to be looking into the situation against Fury before making a ruling, although Lewis says if there was any wrongdoing to consider, the fighter would never have been allowed to fight Klitschko in the first place.

“There may be nothing in this because the report of a test came out more than a year ago and nothing was done before he fought Klitschko in Germany in November,” said Lewis, according to The Daily Mail.

“If there is anything in it, it’s odd that he was allowed to go ahead with a world title fight.”

He added: “But this is a situation which Klitschko needs to have clarified before they do it again.”

Fury v Klitschko II has been delayed due to an injury suffered by the current ruler, with a date of October 29 rumoured to have been set aside for the pair to collide at Manchester Arena.

Klitschko, 40, will fight on UK soil for the first time in sixteen years once the date is made official, whilst there are whispers that November could also be a possibility for the return.