Fury records: Tyson-Hammer / Hughie-Rudenko No Contest update
On the back of a recent agreement between Tyson and Hughie Fury and the UK Anti-Doping Agency, records of the respective fighters could now be amended.
Adverse findings of Nandrolone in both boxers systems resulted in a backdated two-year ban for the pair which was outlined at the time that results after February 2015 would stand.
This should mean Tyson and Hughie both drop back one victory for their victories over Christian Hammer and Andrey Rudenko respectively that month.
According to BoxRec, Tyson is already now boasting a record 24-0, 17 KO’s back from 25-0, 18 KO’s due to his eighth round stoppage being scratched, although Hughie’s still reads 20-1 with the Rudenko triumph still applied.
As the British Boxing Board of Control are yet to make an announcement themselves on the situation, it seems the statistics regarding the whole affair remains up in the air.
Here’s the official statement made by UKAD on Tyson and Hughie’s records at the time of their release to box again as of midnight last night when their suspensions expired.
Taking into account that no adverse analytical findings or adverse passport findings were reported in respect of any of the urine and/or blood samples collected from either boxer after February 2015 (including from Tyson Fury on 11 May 2015, 16 July 2015, 8 October 2015, 17 October 2015, 11 November 2015, 13 July 2016, and 4 May 2017; and from Hughie Fury on 11 May 2015, 25 July 2015, 8 October 2015, 17 October 2015, 14 November 2015, 18 July 2016, 29 September 2016, 18 February 2017, 19 April 2017, 8 August 2017, 29 August 2017, and 23 September 2017), their competition results after February 2015 are not disqualified.
Taking into account the delays in results management that meant charges were not brought in respect of the nandrolone findings until June 2016, and the provisional suspensions that Tyson and Hughie Fury have already effectively served, the two year period of ineligibility is backdated to 13 December 2015 and therefore expires at midnight on 12 December 2017.