Tyson Fury may never fight in the UK again if he is slapped with an eight-year ban for allegedly lying to investigators over claims that eating wild boar meat was responsible for illegal levels of nandrolone in his system in 2015.
UK Anti-Doping are reportedly looking into the claims by Lancashire farmer Martin Carefoot that he was offered £25,000 by a member of Fury's entourage to say he supplied Tyson and cousin Hughie with wild boar meat.
Being found guilty of tampering with the first investigation, which followed those positive tests, could result in an eight-year suspension.
Carefoot initially provided evidence to a UKAD investigation stating he had supplied the team with wild boar – but in a newspaper interview, now says he never actually did so.
If Fury receives the potential ban, it would leave him unable to apply for a British Boxing Board of Control licence and only able to box abroad.
"UKAD may launch an investigation into claims made by a farmer in Mail On Sunday interview on Tyson Fury doping case," tweeted Starsport's boxing correspondent Chris McKenna.
"Currently Fury does not hold a British Boxing Board of Control licence. Has been fighting under Nevada State Athletic Commission one.
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"If Fury was found guilty of an offence and banned for eight years then would be unable to apply for BBBofC licence.
"But this is boxing and how stringent other boxing authorities are to the WADA code would be tested.
"Is a good chance Fury never fights in the UK again either way."
Both Fury and his cousin Hughie, a British heavyweight fighter, returned positive tests for banned anabolic steroid nandrolone in February 2015 but were not charged by Ukad until June 2016.
Between the two dates, Tyson Fury won the WBA, WBO and IBF world heavyweight titles from Wladimir Klitschko.
Both pugilists insisted they 'never knowingly or deliberately committed a violation' and were allowed to resume their boxing careers from December 2017 after accepting backdated two-year doping bans.
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