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Polish boxer accused of doping

PR dla Zagranicy
Victoria Bieniek 25.01.2017 14:21
Polish boxer Andrzej Wawrzyk has allegedly tested positive for anabolic steroids, American media have reported ahead of a world heavyweight title fight.
Photo: Flickr.com/Kristin Wall (CC BY-ND 2.0)Photo: Flickr.com/Kristin Wall (CC BY-ND 2.0)

According to US broadcaster ESPN, a random drug test in mid-January in Warsaw returned a positive result.

The test was conducted as part of the world boxing’s Clean Boxing Program, overseen by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA), the broadcaster said.

Citing a letter from the VADA president, ESPN said Wawrzyk could request a retest of the samples. If a second test proves the Polish boxer is clean, he can compete in the 25 February fight against American Deontay Wilder.

But according to ESPN, a different second result is “extraordinarily uncommon”. (vb/pk)

Source: IAR

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