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Frank Warren Issues Strong Response To Bizarre Tyson Fury Doping Allegations

Frank Warren Issues Strong Response To Bizarre Tyson Fury Doping Allegations

Frank Warren has denied bizarre allegations that Tyson Fury's team bribed a farmer to lie about a failed drugs test back in 2015.

The Mail on Sunday have exclusively reported that a member of Fury's team gave Martin Carefoot a £25,000 fee to provide an alibi for Fury failing the test by involving boar meat.

Queensberry Promotions chief Warren has strongly denied the claims and called them 'outrageous'.

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"The farmer making these outrageous allegations sent me a letter last October, full of errors and basically telling me he had committed perjury by signing statements under oath and lying," Warren's statement begun per Sky Sports.

"When I called him, he asked for money. I told him to clear off and get in contact with UK Anti-Doping [UKAD]. He chose not to speak to UKAD but instead speak to a newspaper.

"How anybody can take this man seriously is beyond belief. Tyson has never met this man in his life. What a load of rubbish. We'll leave this with UKAD to look into and don't expect it to go any further."

WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman has also sided with 'The Gypsy King' and told The Sun: "Personally, I prefer to believe Tyson Fury ahead of someone who has already admitted to lying in legal documents for financial gain.

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"Secondly, around this time Tyson was not involved with the WBC, he did not fight Klitschko for the WBC belt, it was for other titles, so this issue does not impact on him being our heavyweight world champion".

Fury received a backdated two-year ban for the failed test in which he plus fellow heavyweight fight and cousin Hughie tested positive for elevated levels of the banned steroid nandrolone.

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The Mail's report has alleged that Fury's team offered to pay Carefoot £25,000 to lie about supplying the duo with wild boar meat and to sign witness statements confirming it.

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A snippet of the report claims: "The second included a line that read: 'I supplied a range of animal meats and offal to Team Fury, including wild boar and pigs'. Carefoot now claims those statements, which are in the possession of The Mail on Sunday, were lies."

Fury is currently WBC heavyweight champion after defeating longtime rival Deontay Wilder last month.

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The duo are set to face off in a trilogy bout in July.

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Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelancer journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.