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Klitschko is Firm on Testing Terms For Povetkin Bout

By Rick Reeno

Bernd Boente, the manager for WBO/IBO/WBA/IBF heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 51KOs) has advised BoxingScene.com that his side will only agree to the use of NADA [Nationale Anti Doping Agentur], based in Germany, as the drug testing agency of choice for the upcoming fight with mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin (26-0, 18KOs), scheduled for October 5th in Moscow, Russia.

Povetkin's side wanted to use RUSADA [Russian Anti-Doping Agency], which the Klitschko side rejected. Both NADA and RUSADA are affiliated with WADA [World Anti-Doping Agency].

Boente made it clear to BoxingScene that their position is very firm, and they are willing to walk away from the fight, and a $17 million dollar purse, if NADA is not accepted as the organization to handle the drug testing.

Russian promoter Vlad Hryunov, who won the WBA's purse bid with a massive $23 million dollar figure, told BoxingScene that he proposes a solution that would satisfy all of the involved parties.

Hryunov has no objection to NADA being the organization to take the actual blood and urine samples from Wladimir, but he proposes to have NADA, RUSADA and American-based VADA [Voluntary Anti-Doping Association] test the samples of both fighters.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Weebler I on 05-21-2013

[QUOTE=Ukr_Alex;13397146]I would not trust RUSADA, even with 3 way testing. For all you know, RUSADA samples are gonna come back positive for Wlad...I can see that happening easily...it's Russia after all...And can you imagine all the drama that would create?…

Comment by Banderivets on 05-20-2013

I would not trust RUSADA, even with 3 way testing. For all you know, RUSADA samples are gonna come back positive for Wlad...I can see that happening easily...it's Russia after all...And can you imagine all the drama that would create?…

Comment by Huxley on 05-20-2013

[QUOTE=77Ritchie77;13396231]If I were Wlad no way would I agree to let RUSADA analyze the sample. I see contamination and a false positive coming b/c it is crooked.[/QUOTE] As long as three independent agencies are involved, this should be prevented from…

Comment by Michael Paine on 05-20-2013

[QUOTE=77Ritchie77;13396231]If I were Wlad no way would I agree to let RUSADA analyze the sample. I see contamination and a false positive coming b/c it is crooked.[/QUOTE] NADA, RUSADA and VADA would me analysing them, why would anyone have a…

Comment by 77Ritchie77 on 05-20-2013

If I were Wlad no way would I agree to let RUSADA analyze the sample. I see contamination and a false positive coming b/c it is crooked.

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