Promoter Frank Warren has slammed UK Anti-Doping after revealing talks could be put back until October
TYSON FURY’S long-awaited return to the ring is likely to be put back until next year as his UK Anti-Doping hearing faces heavy delays.
Promoter Frank Warren has labelled the situation as “disgraceful” after revealing the ongoing hearing could be put back until October – causing Fury to lose another SIX MONTHS of his boxing career.
The British ex-heavyweight champion has been forced to explain to UKAD a failed drug test from 2015.
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Warren was hopeful of having The Gypsy King’s comeback fight feature on the undercard for Billy Joe Saunders’ middleweight title defence on July 8 in London.
But that plan now looks to be out the window.
Warren said: “The man’s got a living to get and this thing took place in 2015. It’s disgraceful. You’ve either got a case or you haven’t got a case.
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“Somebody’s got to intervene, even if it’s the minister for sport, this on any level can’t be right.
“His big problem was, when they went for his test, Tyson told them to f*** off. He filmed it; I’ve seen it. He said ‘What you’ve done to me is persecute me.’
“Then Peter [Fury – uncle and trainer to Tyson] found out and called them, an hour later he said ‘Can you come back?’ and they wouldn’t come back.
“Boxing is what he does and having it hanging over your head, if it is then [October] then it’s been two-and-a-half years and that’s outrageous.
“He’s said some stupid things there’s no doubt about that. But there should be no prejudice.
“You’re there to decide on the facts. End of story. Whether you like him or you don’t like him, that should have nothing to do with it.
“It should all be based on facts and what I can’t get in my head is they’ve brought this case, why has it dragged on for two years?”