News | May 17 2016

Rankings update: Alexander Povetkin removed after failed drugs test

Alexander Povetkin is jettisoned after scuppering his fight with Deontay Wilder
Alexander Povetkin


Alexander Povetkin – previously ranked at No 3 – is removed from the rankings after testing positive for melodonium ahead of his fight with WBC champion Deontay Wilder. The fight has subsequently been ‘postponed’ by the WBC, and it remains unclear what the Russian’s punishment will be.

As part of BN’s new policy, any fighter who fails a drugs test will be removed from the rankings, which means Lucas Browne also drops out after he tested positive for clenbuterol after his win over Ruslan Chagaev in March.


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