Tyson Fury is facing new allegations over his drug ban (Reuters)

WBC chief Mauricio Sulaiman has backed Tyson Fury following new allegations which claim that the Gypsy King attempted to dodge a drugs ban.

A report from the Mail on Sunday claimed that Martin Carefoot, a farmer from Preston, was paid £25,000 in order to provide false statements about supplying contaminated meat which was later consumed by Fury.

Fury and cousin Hughie tested positive for the banned steroid nandrolone in February 2015 but blamed the failed test on eating uncastrated wild boar or contaminated supplements.

The case was never presented to the National Anti-Doping Panel and was instead settled by a compromise between Fury and UK Anti-Doping (UKAD), with the Gypsy King accepting a two-year backdated ban.

UKAD are now set to investigate Carefoot’s allegations.

Tyson Fury beat Deontay Wilder to win the WBC heavyweight title (Getty Images)

Last month, Fury beat Deontay Wilder to win the WBC heavyweight title and the president of the World Boxing Council insists the Gypsy King will not be stripped of his title.

‘Personally, I prefer to believe Tyson Fury ahead of someone who has already admitted to lying in legal documents for financial gain,’ Sulaiman told The Sun.

‘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.’

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