Hennessy Sports release response to Tyson Fury UK Anti-Doping Agency bankruptcy report

Phil Jay 08/11/2017

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, an amount that would put the future of the organization in jeopardy.

In a short but sharp response, Hennessy have 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 the full intention of Fury to claw something back from his two years away from boxing as the 28 year-old bids to finally 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.

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

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

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

Read the full BBC story on Tyson Fury’s case by Richard Conway here

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