FRANK WARREN called claims a Lancashire farmer was offered £25,000 to help Tyson Fury dodge a drugs ban “bulls***.”
WBC champ Fury and cousin Hughie tested positive for banned steroid nandrolone in February 2015 — but blamed the result on eating uncastrated wild boar or contaminated supplements.
However, Preston farmer Martin Carefoot alleges in The Mail on Sunday, he was asked to provide false statements confirming he was supplying the pork in question.
But Warren — Fury’s current promoter who was not involved in the Gypsy King’s camp or business at the time of the allegations — told SunSport: “This man wrote me a letter last October, full of errors, asking for money.
“I told him to clear off and take it up with UK anti-doping, instead he has clearly sold his story to a newspaper instead.
“Tyson has never ever met this man and his story is total bulls***.”
Carefoot says he was approached by a friend of one of Fury’s team in November 2016 and asked to lie about supplying the meat.
The farmer provided two signed statements to the boxer’s lawyers — but he claims he never received the promised pay-off.
Carefoot said: “I have never kept wild boar. I just went along with it, and they dangled this carrot I was going to get paid.”
WBC boss Mauricio Sulaiman insisted Fury, who dethroned Deontay Wilder sensationally in February, has his full backing – and the supposed butcher on the chopping block instead.
The head of the sanctioning body told SunSport: “Personally, I prefer to believe Tyson Fury ahead of someone who has already admitted to lying in legal documents for financial gain.
“The person who has claimed he accepted money to lie should be the one on trial, in my personal opinion, especially when he has waited five years to tell his story.
“Secondly, around this time Tyson was not involved with the WBC, he did not fight Klitschko for the WBC belt, it was for other titles, so this issue does not impact on him being our heavyweight world champion”.
Fellow heavyweight Brit Dillian Whyte was stripped of his WBC mandatory position and interim belt, on the back of a website claim that he had failed a drugs test before his July win over Oscar Rivas.
The Brixton ace was cleared on the morning of the fight and he was reinstated on December 11.
And Sulaiman said Fury would not be facing any sort of similar actions from the sanctioning body.
He said: “The two cases are very different and should not be compared.
“The Whyte case was very complicated but we were informed that he had failed a test only after the fight, very importantly we were never informed before the fight when other people knew.
“So we took action and then reinstated him when the case was dropped.
"Tyson’s case is nothing like that, it is a closed case that happened many years ago without a WBC involvement.”
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