News | Mar 03 2017

Alexander Povetkin suspended indefinitely for doping violation

Alexander Povetkin handed a punishment by the WBC

ALEXANDER POVETKIN has been suspended indefinitely by the WBC after failing two drug tests in 2016.

WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman announced yesterday that the organization has suspended Povetkin from participating in any WBC-sanctioned bouts indefinitely and fined him $250,000.

Plus, VADA (the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association) will concuct a specific drug-testing programme for Povetkin at his expense. That will last one year and the WBC also confirmed that if Povetkin tests clean for that entire year, they will review his case and consider allowing him to fight in WBC-sanctioned fights again.