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Francois Botha Tests Positive For Two Banned Substances

South African heavyweight boxer Francois Botha - the man seemingly robbed of victory in his fight against Sonny Bill Williams - has reportedly tested positive for two banned substances.

Australia's Channel 9 is reporting that a blood sample collected a few days before the bout has shown Botha used phentermine, which is an appettite supressant that can lead to hostility and "and urge to attack", and benzodiazepines, a muscle relaxant. Both are on the WADA (World Anti-Drug Agency) banned list.

The network suggests Williams may now get more credit for a performance that was already shrouded in controversy. The fight was scheduled for 12 rounds, the bout was apparently shortened to just 10, with some claiming Botha's camp was only notified late in the fight.

Botha, 44, has tested positive before - for the steroid nandrolone - after his win over German Axel Schulz in 1995. His camp claimed he had been prescribed the drug for an arm injury. The fight was declared a "no contest" and the IBF does not recgonize him as a former champion.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hitman932 on 02-11-2013

[QUOTE=Ray*;13018620]So the drug test result came out soooo quick? Doesn't it take sometime before they normally do?[/QUOTE] Since the test was not official Khonde Nasser just taste tested it and declared it positive.

Comment by Taaj Manzoor on 02-11-2013

This is just another way of covering up the robbery they inflicted. Botha is being smeared.

Comment by HeroBando on 02-10-2013

Obvious PED user is obvious [IMG]https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT7kueD6EAxTzx4q-BGH0Iym99J86d4-AXUYUFOtV_erXgHL-T0[/IMG]

Comment by TaurusJ27 on 02-10-2013

Anyone thinking Botha announces his retirement this since this substance thing is now out?

Comment by Derranged on 02-10-2013

[QUOTE=AndMarvisIsDown;13019052]Hold that thought guys... I'm now reading reports that Botha didn't take any drug tests whatsoever... If he did, then sure, he's a cheat and loses whatever credibility he has in this whole sorry situation. However... A small part of…

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