Tyson Fury and his cousin Hughie are set to stand before an anti-doping panel and defend their failed drugs tests by saying it was because they ate a whole boar, guts and all, every week.
The 28-year-old heavyweight boxer has been accused by the National Anti-Doping Panel of taking the banned anabolic steroid nandrolone to enhance his performance.
Fury, who previously admitted to taking cocaine, was suspended from boxing last year and he voluntarily gave up his WBA, WBO and IBO belts.
UKAD director of communications Emily Robinson told the Daily Mail: “UK Anti-Doping is unable to comment on ongoing cases.”
Fury maintains that it is contaminated boar meat that is to blame, saying eating the liver of an animal that has been fed steroids to enhance its growth can leave traceable amounts in the human body.
The boar farmer is set to testify that the Fury brothers purchase a boar from him each week.
Unbeaten Fury has been out of the ring dealing with mental health problems since beating Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.
Contaminated meat does sound bizarre, however it has been used previously as justification by athletes when traces of steroids are found in their systems.