Advertisement
Advertisement

Soliman To Fight Nine Month Ban For PED Test Result

Middleweight contender Sam Soliman is going to challenge a nine month ban that has reportedly been issued after he tested positive for a banned stimulant. Bund Deutscher Berufsboxer [the Association of German professional boxers] issued Soliman with the ban after he tested positive for methylsynephrine following his upset decision victory over former champion Felix Sturm in February.

Since the news broke, Soliman has taken to his Twitter account to deny its validity and said his lawyers had commissioned further tests to disprove it.

"This is incorrect. The sample was split & my lawyers had tests done in USA by laboratory which were negative. More detail soon," his tweet read.

A number of reports claim the result of Soliman's win over Sturm has been overturned to a 'no contest' result though the International Boxing Federation upholds the unanimous decision on its website.

Last month, team Soliman issued a statement in which they denied any wrong doing and reiterated their commitment to competing in a clean sport.

Sam abided by the rules and won the fight fairly," it said. "He did not test positive for any substance under the anti-doping rules of this fight. What's even more disturbing about this attempt to switch the rules post-fight is that the substance that Sam supposedly tested positive for isn't even an anabolic steroid or any other traditional performance enhancing drug.

"The definitive point is that the alleged presence of this substance in a sample, even if confirmed by further analysis of the B-sample, would simply not be a positive doping result under the terms of this bout. Team Soliman is 100% committed to a level playing field in boxing competition. Boxers who cheat the rules deserve to be punished.

"Sam is a fighter of the highest integrity and moral character who signed a fight contract and abided by it to the letter."

Tags: Sam Soliman image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment/View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Victor Ortiz's Reaction To Crazy Fan Who Tried To Assault Him Eddie Hearn Critical of Al Haymon and PBC Business Model Photos: Andre Berto Drills Victor Ortiz To Avenge First Defeat Photos: James DeGale Taken To His Limit By Porky Medina Ricky Burns Enjoying Low-Profile Approach Video: Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina Post Presser Highlights Part 2 Video: Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina Post Presser Highlights Part 1 Bellew-Makabu: Burton vs. Dodson For British Title Added Video: Victor Ortiz on His Boxing Future Following KO Defeat Video: Andre Berto on KO of Ortiz, Danny Garcia Shot, More Video: Ellerbe Reacts To Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Fury: Klitschko Fight is My Last, I Have No Motivation To Carry On! Medina: James DeGale Said He Would Stop Me, He Ran All Night! WBC Prez Vows Investigation of Two Judges in Jack-Bute DeGale Disappointed With His Performance Against Medina Moreno Outclasses Sor Rungvisai To Set Up Yamanaka Rematch Floyd Mayweather Hints at Comeback, Reveals Talks With CBS/SHO Jack, Bute Ends in Draw - Jack Sets Up DeGale Unification Pedro Campa Extends Win Streak With Stoppage Win Over Alfaro Video: Victor Ortiz Attacked By Crazy Fan Following KO Defeat Badou Jack-Lucian Bute - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard James DeGale Digs Deep To Overcome, Decision Rogelio Medina Washington Decisions Eddie Chambers: Benavidez, Gausha Win Badou Jack-Lucian Bute - CompuBox Historical Review James DeGale-Rogelio Medina: LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Andre Berto Gets Revenge, Knocks Victor Ortiz Out in Four Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina LIVE Results: Sharif Bogere Wins Victor Ortiz-Andre Berto II - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Thomas Williams Blasts Out Edwin Rodriguez in Two Rounds Edwin Rodriguez-Thomas Williams - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jorge Lara Demolishes Montiel With Brutal First Round Knockout Jorge Lara vs. Fernando Montiel - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Anthony Joshua to Have U.S. Network Deal Announced Next Week Victor Ortiz vs. Andre Berto II - CompuBox Historical Review Liam Walsh Retains British and Commonwealth Titles With TKO Photos: Hughie Fury's Severe Cut Above His Left Eye Hughie Fury Suffers Bad Cut, Gets Technical Nod Over Fred Kassi Amir Khan Eyes MMA: I Fancy My Chances With Conor McGregor! Jamie Conlan Wins FOTY War To Get Title: Walsh Retains His Belt Andy Lee Sets Record Straight on Rumors of Daniel Jacobs Bout
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement