Alexander Povetkin

© AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, archive

MOSCOW, March 10. /TASS/. Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin excluded from the rating of the European Boxing Council (EBU) pending investigation on suspicion of doping. About TASS reported the press service of the EBU.

“At this point, Povetkin is outside the rating of the EBU, because it is under investigation,” – said the Agency interlocutor.

See also

WBC: Povetkin can challenge the fine and suspension

Earlier, the world Boxing Council (WBC) has suspended 37-year-old Povetkin from matches under the auspices of the organization for an indefinite period and fined him $250 thousand. The decision is due to a positive dope containing ostarine taken on 6 December before the fight for the title of “interim” WBC champion with the canadian bermana Stiverne .

WBC will consider lifting the suspension if the results of any tests taken within the individual Protocol of the Association for voluntary doping tests will be negative. Also WBC will give the Russians the opportunity to present additional evidence regarding the results of his doping test for ostarine.

Povetkin is the Olympic champion of 2004. In the pros he became an advocate in 2005, since after 32 fights (31 wins, one defeat).

See also

Povetkin is a year removed from the IBF ratings due to a doping scandal

Suspended and fined: WBC punished Alexander Povetkin

To stay or not to sue: what is the future for Alexander Povetkin in Boxing

Coach: boxer Povetkin can perform at a high level for another five years