In a weird story that dates back to Tyson Fury’s 2015 doping case, a farmer named Martin Carefoot alleges that he was paid £25,000 for a signed testimony claiming he had sold wild boar to Fury and his cousin Hughie, which caused a failed drug test.
The report was published by the Daily Mail, and UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) are reportedly looking into the matter, as they would.
Tyson Fury’s co-promoter Frank Warren has come out quickly to call the report “a load of rubbish” in an official release from Queensberry Promotions.
“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 stated.
“When I called him, he asked for money. I told him to clear off and get in contact with 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.
“It looks like while the football season has been paused, there’s nothing to write about and silly season has instead commenced.“
Fury (30-0-1, 21 KO), as you are probably aware, scored a huge win on Feb. 22 by stopping Deontay Wilder in the seventh round to win the WBC heavyweight title in Las Vegas. A third fight between the two stars is expected on July 18.