World champ Fury faces charge over banned substance

LONDON (AFP) - World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was provisionally suspended in June over the presence of a banned substance, the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) organisation confirmed on Wednesday (Aug 3).

Fury's ban, which was not made public at the time, has been lifted pending a hearing of the independent National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP).

The 27-year-old British fighter had said on Tuesday he would sue UKAD over reports he had used a performance-enhancing substance.

UKAD also said it suspended Hughie Fury, Tyson Fury's cousin, and that he too would have his case heard by the NADP.

The Sunday Mirror reported in June that traces of the banned substance nandrolone were found in a urine sample taken from Tyson Fury in February 2015.

Fury refuted the claim and his legal team say the result of tests from March and May 2015 were contradictory.