Boxing News At Five | Oct 04 2019

Boxing News at Five: Yildirim and Hardy fail VADA tests, Wilder picks Ruiz to beat Joshua again but reminds him to stay hungry

VADA reveal some more adverse analytical findings in recent drug tests, and Deontay Wilder backs Andy Ruiz to stay hungry and beat Anthony Joshua again
Avni Yildirim
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IT wouldn’t be a week in boxing without a couple of failed performance-enhancing drug tests and this week delivers on a Friday.

According to the WBC, both Avni Yildirim and Heather Hardy have failed drug tests conducted by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA).

A statement revealed Yildirim’s A sample from a September 13 test in Big Bear, California gave an adverse analytical finding for the presence of DHCMT/methylclostebol. It explained: “Yildirim and his team voluntarily agreed to hold an immediate evaluation meeting with an expert scientist approved by the WBC to conduct an in-depth analysis of the situation at hand.


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