Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team

Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | The Wire |  Audio  |  Arcade
Olympic Medal Winner Blocked From Events over Drug Link - Boxing News
Advertisement
BoxingScene Archive
• Boxing Articles
• Boxing Interviews
• Breaking News
• Boxing Press Releases
• Boxing Results
• World Boxing News
Follow BoxingScene
 
Search BoxingScene

>>>Advanced Search<<<
• Register A Free Account
• Account Login
• Boxing Schedule
• Boxing Champions
• Boxing Downloads
• Boxing Forums
• Boxing News Wire
• Boxing Photos
• Boxing History
• Boxer Search
• Fantasy Betting
• Feedback
• Fitness and Health  
• Free Homepage
• Mixed Martial Arts
• Pound For Pound
• Upcoming Fight Archive
                                                                                                                                                            ...............

 Last update:  4/6/2013       Read more by Boxing Clever         
   
Olympic Medal Winner Blocked From Events over Drug Link
Share Click Here To Email Printable version Search BoxingScene Database 

India’s Olympic bronze-medallist Vijender Singh will not take part in two upcoming events following police accusations that he consumed heroin, a top official said on Saturday.

Vijender will not be selected in the Indian squad for tournaments in Cyprus and Cuba that serve as a prelude to the world championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan in October, the official said.

Vijender, who won a bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, was accused by Punjab Police of taking heroin 12 times as they investigated his links to an alleged dealer in a $24 million drug haul last month.

Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) president Abhishek Matoria said Vijender was not considered for two events after he failed to attend selection trials in the northern town of Punjab.

“He is an Olympic hero,” Matoria told reporters. “But at the moment his training has taken a blow because of the drug controversy.

“I have been in constant touch with Vijender and he has assured me that he is not involved in the scandal. He has told me that he will come out clean.

“As far as we are concerned, Vijender is very much a part of the Indian boxing fraternity.”

The boxer, himself a police officer in the neighbouring state of Haryana, was linked to the haul after a car belonging to his wife was found outside the residence of the drug dealer near Chandigarh.

The 27-year-old has strongly denied any link to the accused dealer and has slammed as “ridiculous” the allegations against him.

Vijender has not been seen in public for the past few weeks, but on Wednesday he provided blood and urine samples to the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) on the advice of the sports ministry.

Tags: Amateur Boxing


 

 User Comments and Feedback (must register to comment)

comment by elfag, on 04-06-2013
IDK who this cat is but it is kind of a strange accusation from the police "hey we know you used heroin 12 times" I mean in america that is meaningless since its only possession that matters.

Post A Comment/View More User Comments (1) 

   
 Top Headlines
 Advertisement
 
 MMA Headlines
 
 Related Articles
  Gradovich Backs Kovalev To End ...
  Hennessy: Tyson Fury Should Be ...
  Freddie Roach Expects Big Thing...
  Jessie Vargas is Now Being Trai...
  Alvarez Shreds Up Chavez, Makes...
  Paez-Herrera, Berchelt-Escalant...
  Algieri: Provodnikov Would've B...
  Rey Vargas-Victor Terrazas WBC ...
  Mike Tyson Comes To The Aid of ...
  Beltran Plans To Secure Big Fig...

 Latest Active Forum Threads
Latest Active Threads
 Advertisement

 


Advertisement



Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2003-2014 BoxingScene LLC. All rights reserved.