Frank Warren has labelled allegations a farmer was offered money to provide a false alibi for a failed drugs test ‘bull****’.
In 2015, WBC champion Fury tested positive for a banned steroid and says the adverse result came from eating uncastrated wild boar.
However, Martin Carefoot, a farmer in Preston, alleges he was offered £25,000 to lie about how the boxer failed his drugs test by providing false statements saying he supplied the wild boar.
But Warren, who was not working with Fury as his promoter at the time of the allegations, told The Sun: “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.
“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 signed two witness statements, which were passed to Fury’s lawyers, who then gave them to anti-doping investigators.
The farmer, though, says he was never paid and told the Mail on Sunday: “I have never kept wild boar. I have never killed a wild boar. I just went along with it, and they always dangled this carrot that I was going to get paid.”
And now Mauricio Sulaiman, the WBO head, has come out in support of Fury, who won his organisation’s heavyweight belt by beating Deontay Wilder in February.
“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,” he told The Sun.
“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”.