US boxing champion Alycia Baumgardner was optimistic about the use of banned steroids earlier than her last battle with Christina Linardat.
The undisputed tremendous featherweight champion defended her IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO titles with a unanimous resolution victory over Linardat on July 15 in Detroit.
But it has now emerged that the 29-year-old failed a random anti-doping check simply days earlier. Baumgardner would have appeared optimistic the steroid mesterolone.
It’s one other damaging blow to the recreation and comes lower than two weeks after Dillyn Whyte’s failed anti-doping check was revealed, solely to see her rematch in opposition to Anthony Joshua scrapped.
‘The different day! Another battle,” Baumgardner wrote on social media after rumors of her failed check surfaced on Monday. “Keep showing your faces,” she added.
US boxing champion Alycia Baumgardner examined optimistic for a banned steroid last month
But later Monday, Baumgardner’s Matchroom Boxing promoters confirmed the optimistic outlook.
“Matchroom can confirm today that Alycia Baumgardner returned an adverse analytical finding as part of an arbitrary anti-doping protocol that was voluntarily instituted for her bout with Christina Linardat in Detroit on July 15,” the assertion learn.
“Matchroom was first notified of this consequence on August 12. The relevant regulatory authorities have additionally been notified and we’re reaching out to such authorities for additional motion and steerage as a full investigation is carried out.
Matchroom is dedicated to selling a clear and honest sport for all athletes, and can help Alycia and her group in giving her due course of throughout this time.
It comes lower than two weeks after information of Dilly White’s anti-doping failure
“While we await further information, Matchroom will not comment.”
Linardtou’s promoter, Lou DiBella, lamented the lack of transparency in sports activities anti-doping protocols.
“I have learned that champion Alycia Baumgardner tested negative for PEDs,” DiBella wrote on social media.
“I haven’t got particular info at the second; I imagine the Michigan fee and the world rankings (organizations) are conscious.
‘Michigan will not verify on me and suggested me to file a Freedom of Information Act request. I’ve solely heard from the sanctioning authorities. PED testing in boxing is a journey.