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Fury has since continued his battle against UKAD. Now it’s been revealed that the aforementioned battle might bankrupt UKAD if Fury wins his case against them. The boxer reportedly makes over £5 million per fight plus other income. If Fury decides to pursue further legal action against UKAD and sue over loss of earnings, that could cause serious financial troubles to the Anti-Doping company, especially since their annual budget is £9 million.

The BBC reports that UKAD’s are aware of the situation and have sought guidance from the government and from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

However, UKAD and DCMS do not want to settle because they are worried about what that could cause from an integrity standpoint. Dropping the case would send the wrong signal to other athletes and sports stars.

In September UKAD gave an update and said that “all parties are awaiting a ruling” from the National Anti-Doping Panel (NAPD). According to BBC Sport, the NADP meeting will happen in December.

According to Fury’s management, the fear of possibly paying the boxer massive amounts of money is the reason why UKAD have postponed Fury’s case.

 

Significant legal costs and further court battles would mean dramatic financial troubles for UKAD, should Fury sue. 

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