Boxing – World champion Sturm shocked by failed drugs test

Boxing - World champion Sturm shocked by failed drugs test

German boxer Felix Sturm celebrates after winning the WBA super middleweight fight against Russia’s Fedor Chudinov on February 20, 2016 in Oberhausen, western Germany.The 37-year-old Sturm won the bout with a 114-114, 115-113, 115-113 points decision. (AFP Photo/Roland Weihrauch)

– World super middleweight champion Felix Sturm said he was shocked to have tested positive for an anabolic steroid after his win over Russia’s Fedor Chudinov last February. The 37-year-old German was found to have the steroid Hydro-XY Stanozolol in his A sample following his majority decision rematch win over Chudinov for the WBA super middleweight belt. “At first I was shocked,” Sturm told SID, an AFP subsidiary, having learnt of his failed test via email from the World Boxing Association. “This is all very strange, especially as it has taken eight weeks to be informed of the result. Also, the Association of German professional boxers (BDB), who hosted the bout, were not informed, only my trainer and I.”

AFP

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