BN Investigates | Premium | Apr 17 2019

The rampant problem of drugs in boxing

What happens when your opponent is using Performance Enhancing Drugs? We make some shocking discoveries about the biggest problem facing boxing
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ANTONIO TARVER HITS ROY JONES JR DURING TITLE BOXING BOUT IN LAS VEGAS.  |  Action Images

I’LL say what I’m about to say with the sincerity and sensitivity of a parent revealing to their child Santa doesn’t exist: all your favourite fighters are drug cheats.

Okay, not all of them. But certainly some of them. That guy with the world title. That guy who moved through the weights. That guy who scored that highlight-reel knockout you watch again and again. That big guy. That small guy. That guy you loved when he was active and now refer to him as a ‘legend’ and a ‘hero’ and await his induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Yeah, all those guys used performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) at some point in their career.

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