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New drug tests show Alexander Povetkin was clean

Ryabinsky press statement: The new doping test of the Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin, taken May 17, 2016, showed no traces of Meldonium. This was reported today by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association […]

Alexander Povetkin’s ‘B’ sample comes up positive for meldonium

By Jeff Aranow: A#1 WBC Alexander Povetkin’s ‘B’ sample came up positive for the banned substance Meldonium on Thursday. This means both Povetkin’s ‘A’ and ‘B’ samples tested positive […]

WBC still investigating Povetkin, Wilder can take voluntary defense

By Patrick McHugh: The World Boxing Council came out with a statement on Wednesday, saying that they’re still investigating the positive drug test from #1 WBC mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin […]

WBC says Deontay Wilder can take voluntary defense

May 25, 2016: WBC World Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder was scheduled to fight Mandatory Challenger Alexander Povetkin on May 21, 2016. On May 13, 2016, the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (“VADA”) […]

Wilder wonders why WBC hasn’t penalized Povetkin yet

By Jeff Aranow: It’s been a week since the World Boxing Council postponed the title fight between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder vs. Alexander Povetkin after Povetkin’s positive test for […]

Deontay Wilder: I still want to whip Povetkin’s backside

By Scott Gilfoid: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (36-0, 35 KOs) says he still wants to give Russian Alexander Povetkin (30-1, 22 KOs) a real thrashing despite him having tested […]

Povetkin’s promoter says Wilder fight will happen

By Jeff Aranow: The promoter for #1 WBC Alexander Povetkin, Andrey Ryabinskiy, had a press conference on Monday in Moscow, Russia to talk about Povetkin’s positive drug test for the drug Medronium and […]

Wilder’s manager says Povetkin fight is cancelled, not postponed!

By Dan Ambrose: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder’s co-manager Jay Deas says his title defense against his WBC mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin (30-1, 22 KOs) has been canceled, not postponed […]

Deontay Wilder vs. Alexander Povetkin: Why was it postponed?

By Gerardo Granados: It was reported that heavyweight contender Alexander Povetkin tested positive to a banned substance previous his scheduled fight against WBC heavyweight belt holder Deontay Wilder. […]

Malignaggi: Wilder-Povetkin should be canceled, not postponed

By Dan Ambrose: Former two-time world champion Paulie Malignaggi thinks the Deontay Wilder vs. Alexander Povetkin heavyweight match should be canceled altogether and Povetkin should be removed from the […]


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