Khan shocked by Berto positive drug testing results
By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan seemed shocked at yesterday’s news about former IBF/WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto allegedly testing positive for the banned drug Nandrolone in the VADA testing for his scheduled June 23rd rematch against Victor Ortiz at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
After learning about the boxing news, Khan quickly snapped off this response on his twitter account, saying “Omg [oh my god] another drug user. Berto has been found out. In 2 weeks, 2 boxers found out. What does everything think about this? First Peterson + now Berto.”
Oh brother, Khan is starting to sound melodramatic on us. First off, Peterson has already admitted to being under the care of a medical doctor, who was treating him for an abnormally low testosterone level in his blood. The doctor was only trying to raise Peterson’s low testosterone to the normal level of a 28-year-old man. It’s not like he was giving Peterson enough testosterone to take down a bear with his bare hands. If Peterson was on a huge amount of testosterone, he’d be huge and not the slender, mild-mannered fighter that he’s been.
As far as Berto goes, there’s talk that he may have ingested some contaminated food and/or supplements. He says he never knowingly took performance enhancing drugs and I believe him. Why would be take steroids when he and the entire world knew that the VADA was conducting testing? He would never do that, and besides, Berto doesn’t need performance enhancing drugs because he’s already hugely muscular on his own without anything. The guy is blessed with muscles that would make many fighters envious.
I think Khan should be happy that the fight with Peterson is off, because he may have caught a big break by that happening. At least this way he won’t have to deal with another loss to Peterson, because I think Khan would have been beaten a second time by him. Khan’s excuses for losing wouldn’t fly this time and he’d up looking like just another poor sap trying to come up with reasons for why he couldn’t get it done in the ring.
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