16:44  AMT,  June 23, 2012

World champion tested positive

IBO light heavyweight champion American Antonio Tarver has tested positive for a banned substance. 43-year-old boxer had used the substance prior to the fight against Nigerian Lateef Kayode on June 2. The fight ended in a draw.

The results were published on Saturday. The boxer is temporary disqualified, while Tarver claims he will appeal the results, BoxingScene reports.

To note, another two American boxers, including WBA and IBF world champions Lamont Peterson (63 kg) and ex-world champion Andre Berto (66.7 kg) also were tested positive.

Follow NEWS.am SPORT on Facebook and Twitter

Thank you for your comment. Your comment must be confirmed by the administration.

  • Poll
Which club do you root for?
Manchester United
Borussia Dortmund
Other club
  • Facebook
  • NEWS.am Sport Exclusive
  • Poll
Who is the best Armenian athlete of 2017?
Arthur Aleksanyan
Levon Aronian
Maksim Manukyan
Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Hovhannes Bachkov
  • Statistics
  • Archive