Tyson Fury Accused Of Lying About 2015 Drug Scandal!

Fury’s Drug Scandal Refreshed by Disgruntled Farmer

Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury

Fury’s Drug Scandal Refreshed by Disgruntled Farmer

Following WBC heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury’s (30-0-1, 21 KO’s) rematch win over Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KO’s), he found himself accused of foul play. Apparently when watching the replay of the fight, a number of fans noticed that Fury’s left glove was flopping around in an odd and very inexplicable manner.

In fact, once highlighted, the floppy left glove was also present in the first bout against Wilder as well. Due to the sheer unorthodox nature of the glove’s movement, an army of accusers have emerged who swear that Fury is a cheater.


In all actuality, it appears that nothing will come of the controversial glove issue, AKA ‘glovegate’ throughout numerous boxing circles. However, it has also become public knowledge that a UK farmer is accusing Fury of never paying him for hush money regarding his 2015 doping scandal. This story was initially broken by The Mail in the UK.

Following his mega-fight with then-unified heavyweight champion Wladimir “Dr. Steelhammer” Klitschko (64-5, 53 KO’s), Fury was flagged by UKAD for the banned substance nandrolone. Shortly thereafter, Fury ‘retired’ and would spend more than two years away from the sport. Upon his return, the two-year suspension for the nandrolone infraction was postdated and therefore, Fury continued his career without the controversy ever being brought up in any serious manner.

The drug infraction would essentially be swept under the rug. Since, Fury has universally been treated like a hero, as his two year hiatus was refocused around his battle with depression, obesity and, ironically enough, substance abuse.


Now it appears that the 2015 drug scandal has grown new legs thanks to Lancashire farmer, Martin Carefoot. Carefoot alleges that someone from Team Fury approached him to testify that Fury received tainted boar meat from his farm.

When the original scandal broke, Team Fury’s alibi for the enhanced levels of nandrolone was that he ate tainted boar meat. This is extremely similar to when Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo’ Alvarez popped dirty and blamed it on eating street meat in Mexico.

Back in 2015, Carefoot states that he was offered $25,000 to substantiate Fury’s story that he received the boar meat in question from his stock. At the time, Carefoot thought that he could help out Fury and himself in one deft motion. So initially, he went along with the story and even filled out official paper work to co-sign the fraudulent information. The statement was said to have first been given to Fury’s lawyers, then later was presented to the anti-doping investigators.

It seems as if Carefoot would have remained a willing participant in the deceit until now. The change of heart apparently comes from the fact that he was never paid! Obviously, being shafted on his alleged hush money has sufficiently loosened Carefoot’s lips. Let him tell, wallowing for years in this deception without compensation has weighed down on his mind and conscious. This all led to Carefoot making the story a public matter.

“I just went along with it, and they always dangled this carrot that I was going to get paid. When things got quite serious, they offered me a sum of money before it went to court in London, and a sum of money after. I went along with them because, I suppose, in my own way I was just helping them out.”

[when asked if he was willing to commit perjury] “I suppose if I’d had to, I was in too deep. They were dangling this carrot. I thought ‘‘you’re going to get 25 grand for this, it’s not a hanging matter’’. So I went along with it…I feel sick of the lies and deceit and the public need to know the truth.” ~Martin Carefoot, UK Farmer


It’s unknown what will come of this new development, if anything at all. However, it certainly doesn’t help Fury look any better to have a native UK resident making such an accusation when he is already under so much scrutiny.

Even worse, in relation to the glove matter, Fury’s 2015 fight with Christian Hammer (the fight directly before the Klitschko bout) was delayed to switch his left glove, which appeared tampered with. So whether there is truth to either of these potentially damning situations or not, it’s clearly evident that the two situations will not die! As can only be expected, Fury and his team are denying both allegations.

“Back then, I was not promoting Tyson. These allegations are totally unfounded and libelous. 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.” ~Frank Warren, Tyson Fury co-promoter

It will certainly be intriguing to see how the two matters work themselves in the coming weeks and months.

By: Bakari Simpson

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