Offal mistake by Hughie Fury to be blamed for failed drug test - report

Hughie Fury is due to face a hearing next week over a failed drugs test.

Hughie Fury is due to face a hearing next week over a failed drugs test.

Hughie Fury is reportedly seeking to defend a failed drug test charge by claiming he ate vast amounts of contaminated offal. 

Fury, who pulled out of his scheduled heavyweight title fight in New Zealand against Joseph Parker earlier this week, and his cousin Tyson, are expected to make the claims to the National Anti-Doping Panel in the UK next month, the Daily Mail reports.

The pair will argue they unwittingly tested positive for a banned steroid because they eat a whole boar, including its internal organs and entrails, between them each week.

The duo were provisionally suspended in June last year after failing tests by UK Anti-Doping. The ban was lifted in August ahead of a hearing.

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Hughie Fury pulled out of his title fight against WBO heavyweight champion Parker with a back injury, sparking a spat between the two camps.

Parker will now fight Romanian Razvan Cojanu in Auckland next week.

Tyson Fury has not fought since becoming world champion in 2015 and has vacated his WBO and WBA titles, but this week vowed to return to the ring.


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