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Froch: I'm Not Happy About Ward/Conte, I Want Testing!

By Nick Parkinson, courtesy of The Daily Star

CARL FROCH is demanding stringent drug testing ahead of his clash with Andre Ward.

That’s after learning about his rival’s links with shamed Victor Conte.

The Nottingham boxer, 34, faces Ward to decide the world’s best super-middleweight in Atlantic City on October 29 – but was concerned when told about the American’s association with Conte.

Conte is a convicted steroid dealer, who provided Briton Dwain ­Chambers with illegal, ­performance-enhancing drugs – which led to the 100m sprinter being banned from competing at the Olympics.

And Froch said: “I’m not happy about Ward and Conte.

“There have been stories about American boxers taking steroids, so you do wonder if people are taking things to give them the edge.

“I will be raising the question with my promoter Eddie Hearn and he will probably do something about it, whether it’s a pre-fight drug test or blood test.”

Unbeaten WBA champion Ward – America’s last Olympic gold medallist – claims he no longer works with Conte and insists has never taken any performance-enhancing drugs.

But Conte provided Ward (below) with nutritional supplements before his fight with Mikkel Kessler in the Super Six tournament two years ago.

Conte ended up in jail when he developed a banned steroid and supplied it to top athletes such as Chambers and five-time ­Olympic gold medallist ­Marion Jones. He was caught in 2003 and sentenced to four months in prison.

The controversial American sports expert has since helped catch drugs cheats and provides legal ­supplements as well as advice to ­athletes.

Ward, 27, is not ashamed about ­working with Conte and insists there is no problem. He said: “Victor’s very ­knowledgeable. I would talk to him about ­supplements, he’s on the right track.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Lorily on 08-29-2011

Andre has been working with Conte since 2009, why is Froch now suddenly acting surpised about it? Does he seriously want us to believe that he didn't know who Conte was? If we, the average fans, know who Conte is…

Comment by WESS on 08-29-2011

[QUOTE=jrosales13;11052645]Obviously you have no idea what you're talking about or maybe don't know that Saurland has it that his fighters and opponents take random blood testing? Could that be it? Why would Suarlnad pay for Floyd and Mosley? Why pay…

Comment by JAB5239 on 08-29-2011

[QUOTE=madsweeney;11054227]How about instead of pushing for fighters to have their own rules, you push for a standard, world-wide (hell even just national) commission?[/QUOTE] [COLOR="Navy"][FONT="Tahoma"] Exactly. And not only do we get better testing, but a more unified and legitimate sport.[/FONT][/COLOR]

Comment by TheKza on 08-29-2011

Froch shouldn't worry. Zab has already proven this year that Conte's supplements couldn't stop him from receiving an ass whooping.

Comment by Ray* on 08-29-2011

[QUOTE=Kenny MF Powers;11054275]Better testing has to start somewhere. A few top level fighters pushing for it and demanding it has a much better chance of being heard.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Gino Ros;11054298]That is harder and takes longer. Promoters have resisted that because they…

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