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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."

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