If you were not already aware, Tyson Fury tested positive in 2015 for the Banned anabolic steroid, Nandrolone. His reasoning for this positive testing, he claims, was due to eating contaminated meat from a wild boar provided by a farmer named Martin Carefoot. Carefoot claims he was offered a sum of £25,000 by an unnamed Fury team member to falsely state that he supplied the meat. According to the Metro.
Amongst all these claims, we ask ourselves: how will this impact Fury’s WBC title?
If Fury is stripped of his title, Dillian Whyte – the WBC’s number 1 mandatory challenger – could well be instated with the full WBC title.
The promoter of Fury, Frank Warren, claims that his rival promoter, Eddie Hearn is using this situation of hearsay and bribery to shortcut Whyte to the world title. On the other hand, Hearn, in discussions with Sky Sports explained that he understands the situation will be assessed by UKAD (UK Anti-Doping) and that “…the truth will come out in the wash.” According to Boxingscene.com.
Should Whyte claim the full WBC title, this may mean that the end to the trilogy of Deontay Wilder and Fury fights will proceed contractually due to Wilder’s rematch clause, but without the WBC title up for grabs!
Should this set of events transpire, both fighters would be sorely heartbroken as Wilder would have lost the title in February; Fury potentially losing the title before their 18th July trilogy rematch and no world champion title on the line.
As it stands at 1 great win for Fury and the first fight being a draw, if nothing else, this third fight will decide the true victor regardless of title involvement. Who will it be?