Tyson Fury case to cost UKAD £585k, attempts begin to recover £250k
The UK Anti-Doping Agency have revealed the total expenditure of a recent court case against former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and his cousin Hughie.
UKAD had hoped to ban the pair for the full four-year term until both sides reached a compromise last month, which saw the ban backdated to two.
Both fighters are now free to resume their careers without further repercussions, although UKAD counts the cost.
A statement sent to WBN and released wider on Thursday said: “In response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request regarding the costs to UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) of the case against Mr. Tyson Fury and Mr. Hughie Fury.
“The money spent by UK Anti-Doping in the Fury case shows that if we determine there is evidence of doping, we will pursue a case against an athlete, coach, or doctor, regardless of their public profile or status.
“In this case, two Anti-Doping Rule Violations were upheld. Two-year bans are given to each athlete.
“As an arm’s length body of government, we are always careful about how we spend public money. The consistent support of the UKAD Board and the Department of Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport ensures our legal decisions are made for the right reasons and not financial ones.”
The total in pounds amounts to almost £600,000 as shown above. However, £250,000 of that is in the process of being claimed back through insurance.
Tyson Fury is hoping to be back in action by May. At the same time, Hughie has yet to announce his plans following a world title loss to Joseph Parker in September.