TYSON FURY showed stout resistance to new drug test claims and coronavirus fears as he tucked into a Guinness for St Patrick’s Day – in front of a cut-out of himself.
Far from foaming over a farmer’s allegations that could lead to an eight-year ban, Fury gleefully enjoyed a pint with boxing pal Isaac Lowe.
New WBC heavyweight king Fury could yet be in hot water if the UK Anti-Doping review claims over his failed drug test in 2015.
The Gypsy King had illegal levels of steroid nandrolone in his system after beating Christian Hammer.
And farmer Martin Carefoot has now alleged in the Mail on Sunday he was offered £25,000 to lie to about supplying the meat.
If Fury is found to have impeding the first investigation, the 30-year-old could face a lengthy suspension, which would surely end his career.
Having dethroned Deontay Wilder in a one-sided rematch last month, Fury is gunning to complete a thrilling trilogy, ahead of a planned unification fight with fellow Brit Anthony Joshua.
Outrageous allegations… How anybody can take this man seriously is beyond belief. Tyson has never met this man in his life.
He said: “The farmer making these outrageous allegations sent me a letter last October, full of errors and basically telling me he had committed perjury by signing statements under oath and lying.
“When I called him, he asked for money. I told him to clear off and get in contact with UKAD. He chose not to speak to UKAD but instead speak to a newspaper.
“How anybody can take this man seriously is beyond belief. Tyson has never met this man in his life. What a load of rubbish.
“We’ll leave this with UKAD to look into and don’t expect it to go any further.”
Fury accepted a back-dated two-year ban in 2017.
And as he joined in St Patrick’s Day celebrations with WBC International featherweight title-holder Lowe, the possibility of a new suspension appeared to be the last thing on his mind.