Polish boxer accused of doping
PR dla Zagranicy
Polish boxer Andrzej Wawrzyk has allegedly tested positive for anabolic steroids, American media have reported ahead of a world heavyweight title fight.
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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)