Frank Warren breaks silence after Tyson Fury drug test bribe allegations

Tyson Fury's promoter Frank Warren has branded the farmer at the centre of fresh allegations against Tyson Fury a "liar" as he strongly denied the allegations.

The Mail on Sunday published quotes from Lancashire farmer Martin Carefoot, who claimed he was offered £25,000 by a member of Fury's entourage to say he supplied them with wild boar meet.

Fury and cousin Hughie were both given backdated two-year drugs bans in 2017 after returning positive tests for elevated levels of nandrolone which they blamed on eating uncastrated boar meat or contaminated supplements.

UKAD has responded to the allegations and plans to review the claims as Carefoot alleges he never received a penny and has never supplied wild boar meat.

In response to the allegations, Warren issued a strong denial and slammed the farmer who has made the claims after he signed two witness statements confirming he had been the supplier which were forwarded to UKAD via lawyers during the investigation.

Warren told the Mail on Sunday: "Back then, I was not promoting Tyson. These allegations are totally unfounded and libellous. You are dealing with a man (Carefoot) who is an admitted liar.

"Did Tyson ever have a conversation with this man? Which supposed member of Fury’s team did have a conversation with this man?

"You are relying on the word of a liar. Did he lie back then or is he lying now? This is a man who was willing to commit perjury."

Fury, who beat Wladimir Klitschko to become world heavyweight champion a few months after returning a positive test, is facing the possibility of a fresh investigation from UKAD after they pledged to review any potential evidence.

"We will always review any potential evidence in relation to any anti-doping offence, and take investigatory action where necessary," they told the Mail on Sunday.

"If anyone has information that could be of interest to UKAD and its investigations on any matter, we urge them to contact us."

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