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UKAD confirm Fury suspensions lifted pending resolution of charges

Phil Jay 03/08/2016

The UK Anti-Doping agency made a statement on Thursday following news that Tyson and Hughie Fury’s suspensions had been lifted.

As trainer Peter Fury informed the fans that Tyson and Hughie are moving closer to proving their innocence, UKAD outlined that the suspensions were only provisional and could be challenged due to standard rules.

Both Fury’s still face their original charges stemming from a reported positive test for nandrolone in February 2015.

“In response to public comments made by Tyson and Hughie Fury’s representatives, UK Anti-Doping can confirm that both boxers were charged on 24 June 2016 with presence of a Prohibited Substance. Mandatory Provisional Suspensions were imposed pursuant to Article 7.9.1 of the UK Anti-Doping Rules.

“The UK Anti-Doping Rules allow athletes to challenge the imposition of a Provisional Suspension and the independent National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP) today lifted the athletes’ suspensions, pending full determination of the charges. These charges will be heard at a hearing before the NADP in due course.

“UK Anti-Doping will not comment further on the case until due legal process has been completed.”

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World heavyweight champion Tyson is due for a rematch with recent foe Wladimir Klitschko on October 31 in Manchester, whilst Hughie is also slated to feature on the bill.