Frank Warren slams Lancashire farmers’ claim he was paid to lie in Tyson Fury drug investigation

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Tyson Fury has come under attack today from the UK tabloid papers.

The Mail on Sunday reported that ‘a Preston farmer claims he gave false evidence to UKAD for the boxing star’ this comes after Fury blamed his 2015 anti-doping charge on eating wild boar.

The Mail on Sunday reports that the farmer claimed to have received an offer of £25,000 from a member of Fury’s team to lie about how Fury failed a drug test in 2015.

This unsurprisingly has provoked a response from Fury’s promoter Frank Warren. His statement reads as the following:

“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. 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”

Warren is obviously understandably frustrated by such wild accusations that have been put out about his top fighter after it comes just under a month from Fury’s dominant display and victory over Deontay Wilder.

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The fact that Warren is happy to leave this situation with UKAD shows his confidence in his fighter and that Fury has nothing to do with the allegations the tabloid papers have put against him.

Fury himself, hasn’t responded to these allegations at this point in time but he has posted to Instagram this morning in an outfit many might remember from one of his wildest moments, the image is posted along with the caption:

“We was doing a half marathon today but got cancel for ovs reasons, but we gonna do a half marathon at home, batman & robin”

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