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Klitschko's manager accuses UKAD of failing to act, wants full Tyson Fury investigation

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Bernd Boente is calling for UK Anti-Doping to open a full investigation into Tyson Fury's doping allegations.

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A few days ago British tabloid The Mirror ran a story indicating that heavyweight champion Tyson Fury had tested positive for unacceptable amounts of nandrolone prior to winning a slew of belts from Wladimir Klitschko. Fury's camp firmly denies the allegations but the story has picked up some steam, and Klitschko's manager Bernd Boente wants UK Anti-Doping to get to the bottom of it right away - accusing the agency of failing to act in the past.

"We expect the British Anti-Doping Agency UKAD to open a full investigation. The case must not stand as it happened with the English physician Mark Bonar. That happened because the UKAD has failed to act," Bönte told Sport Bild.

Fury and Klitschko were due to meet for a rematch next month, but after Fury sustained an injury to his ankle, that fight has been put off for at least a few more months. In the meanwhile, Boente hopes the accusations levied against Fury are given the proper attention by officials to discover the full extent of Fury's improprieties, if any.

Should Fury be found guilty of doping, he would face a suspension and his world titles would be given back to Wladimir Klitschko. Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has also gone on record saying he would like to pit his young star in Anthony Joshua against Klitschko if that eventuality does in fact come to pass.