EXCLUSIVE: Hennessy respond to Tyson Fury UKAD bankruptcy report

UKAD

Hennessy Sports have sent WBN a statement following a BBC report outlining the possibility former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury could bankrupt the UK Anti-Doping Agency.

The eyebrow-raising situation could potentially mean that if UKAD clear Fury, the boxer could pursue masses of legal compensation.

If successful, it would be an amount that would put the future of the organization in jeopardy.

HENNESSY

In a short but sharp response, Hennessy has confirmed they are ready to see the case out until the bitter end.

“It has been a difficult two years. But we will not stop until we have cleared Tyson Fury and Hughie Fury names,” Hennessy Sports told World Boxing News.

This signals Fury’s full intention to claw something back from his two years away from boxing. The 28 year-old bids to return to action in 2018.

Should the UKAD decision go against Fury, though, the one-time king would be potentially looking at another two years on the sidelines.

Tyson Fury
Hennessy

TYSON FURY vs. AJ

A fight against Anthony Joshua hangs in the balance. Still, with a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko collapsing in 2016, Fury could seek to be compensated for the prolonged delay in opening a hearing.

UKAD wanted proceedings to go through an independent panel.

On the flip side, the British Boxing Board of Control has moved to blame Team Fury for not agreeing to a formal date.

December is now said to be the target. However, it is yet to be confirmed by Fury’s representatives.

Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay