Tyson Fury cleared to fight again
Tyson Fury is free to resume his boxing career after a compromise on his positive test for the banned steroid nandrolone was found with UK Anti-Doping.
The former world heavyweight champion has been cleared to fight again immediately, subject to receiving a licence, after getting a two-year ban which has been backdated to December 2015.
“In recognition of the respective counter-arguments and the risks inherent in the dispute resolution process, each side has accepted a compromise of its position,” a statement released by UKAD read.
Fury and his cousin and fellow heavyweight fighter Hughie, 23, tested positive for the banned steroid nandrolone in February 2015.
The pair, however, were not charged by UKAD until June 2016, by which time Tyson Fury had beaten Wladimir Klitschko.
Both Hughie and Tyson Fury have strongly denied the nandrolone charge, claiming the positive test was a result of eating wild boar that had not been castrated.
The Fury case has been complicated by several other factors, though, as Tyson Fury failed a test for cocaine in September 2016 and later admitted using the recreational drug to deal with depression related to his injury and UKAD problems.
“The anti-doping rule violations based on the reported presence of elevated levels of nandrolone metabolites are upheld, the refusal charge is withdrawn, Hughie and Tyson Fury each receive a two-year period of ineligibility, and their results from their respective fights in February 2015 are disqualified,” the UKAD statement continued.