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 James DeGale's Coach Confident: Badou Jack is Tailor-Made For Us Hearn: Eubank is Bigger UK Fight For Golovkin Than Saunders Golovkin's Coach: Only GGG Fight Brings Mayweather 100 Million! Bellew: I'll Fight That Bitch David Haye, He's Degrading Boxing! Photos: Ricky Burns Makes History, Blasts Di Rocco For WBA Belt Bellew vs. Makabu: Sean Dodd Looks To Enter The World Scene Viktor Postol Motivated By Underdog Role Against Crawford Arum: If Mayweather Wants Pacquiao, Let Him Come To Manila Haumono Saw Flaws, Believes He Will Chin Check Joseph Parker Glowacki Hopes To Get Usyk To Poland, Then Wants Lebedev Avanesyan Ends Shane Mosley, Secures Thurman-Porter Shot Vazquez Outpoints Bone, Eyes Future Clash With Adrien Broner Gabe Rosado Not Looking Past Gutierrez To Chavez Jr. Showdown Shane Mosley Jr. Edges Roberto Young With Majority Nod Bermane Stiverne Eager To Step in, Face Deontay Wilder Jonas Sultan Retains His RP Championship With KO in Five Rounds Photos: Verdejo, Diaz Open Workouts Before HUGE Bronx Crowd Roach: Floyd Mayweather Asked Me To Train Conor McGregor Krzysztof Wlodarczyk Beats Down Kai Kurzawa For TKO Win Ricky Burns Becomes Three Division Champion, Stops Di Rocco in 8 Nurse Pounds on Limond For TKO Win, Retains British Title WADA To Meet With AIBA, Shocking Allegations Over Drug Testing Conor Benn Wins In Glasgow, Returns on Joshua-Breazeale McCarthy Beats Jon-Lewis Dickinson, Must Face Askin Next Povetkin Questions Whether Wilder Actually Intended To Fight Him Burns-Di Rocco: Ogogo Wins On Return Mosley: They Said I Was Done, I'm Going To Annihilate Avanesyan! Ricky Burns: I Feel I Definitely Have Another Few Years in Me Donnie Nietes Drops, Punishes and Stops Raul Garcia Photos: Lucian Bute Holds Presser, Maintains His Innocence Cecilia Braekhus is Hoping To Stage Title Defense in Norway DiBella: Haye's Last Bout Hard To Watch, Not in Running For Wilder Avanesyan Tabs Thurman To Beat Porter, Ready For Mosley Weights From Liverpool: Bellew 199.1; Makabu 196.8 Golovkin's Coach: Canelo Would Drill Pacquiao Worse Than Khan! Lara's Trainer: Golovkin Should Want To Test Himself Against Lara Frank Warren: Kell Brook Wanted No Part of Liam Smith Hearn: Ricky Burns' Last Chance To Win Gold, a 50-50 Fight Tony Bellew Smiles: I Was Always a Rebellious Little F***er! Hearn Wants Parker To Get UK Exposure To Build Joshua Bout
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement