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Airich's Positive Test Likely Won't Prevent Boytsov Bout

By Per Ake Persson

German-based heavyweight Konstantin Airich indeed tested positive for a forbidden substance following his May fight against Odlanier Solis in Texas, and there is an ongoing investigation into the matter but he is still not suspended - and even if he was professional boxing in 2012 still lacks a unified suspension system and he would still be allowed to fight outside of the ABC jurisdiction even if a suspension is supposed to be respected.

As it stands, Airich fights in Hamburg on October 12 against highly ranked Russian Denis Boytsov. On the same bill cruiserweight Rakhim Chakhkiev defends the WBC Baltic title against Argentinian champ Alejandro Emilio Valori and former WBC jr. lightweight champion Vitali Tajbert returns to action after a long layoff due to a hand injury.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Freedom. on 09-24-2012

I'm just happy to see Boytsov will be fighting someone who isn't a tomato can like Sheppard and Montiy.

Comment by GatecrasherUA on 09-24-2012

[QUOTE=Russian Crushin;12548202]He failed a test in texas and is fighting next in Germany. Who cares if texas suspends him?[/QUOTE]I don't know, how about common sense?

Comment by Russian Crushin on 09-24-2012

[QUOTE=GatecrasherUA;12548089]They actually caught someone doping in Texas and didn't suspend the guy? What a bunch of clowns...[/QUOTE] He failed a test in texas and is fighting next in Germany. Who cares if texas suspends him?

Comment by GatecrasherUA on 09-24-2012

They actually caught someone doping in Texas and didn't suspend the guy? What a bunch of clowns...

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