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Tommy Z's Suspension Lifted, Discusses The Incident

By Lem Satterfield

The Chickasaw Nation Boxing Commission has reversed the 45-day suspension of heavyweight prospect Tommy Zbikowski, who tested positive for marijuana after his fight Saturday night in Oklahoma. A second test was taken at an independent lab near Chicago, where the boxer tested negative. The Commission accepted the second test result.

TOM ZBIKOWSKI'S OFFICIAL STATEMENT ISSUED TO BOXINGSCENE.COM:

"I just received official word that my boxing suspension has been lifted after producing a negative result from an independent lab. I am grateful to the Chickasaw Nation for acting in an expedited manner to clear my reputation," said Zbikowski.

"I had such a positive experience boxing at their world class venue where I feel I gave my best performance yet," said Zbikowski. "The bout was especially meaningful to me because my whole family was in attendance and it was the first time my only niece Hannah was able to see me box."
 
Exclusive Q&A with BoxingScene.com

BoxingScene.com:  Do you have any concerns about perception in regard to the initial postive test?

"Yes I was extremely concerned because perception is reality until you can prove otherwise."

BoxingScene.com: Are you grateful that the commission came forward and offered you an opportunity to come back with a negative test?

"Yes. I was very grateful that the commission came forward and offered all of the fighters who tested positive an opportunity to come back with a negative test. From what I was told, these types of strip tests can sometimes come back with false positives. Therefore, we were able to submit a more comprehensive test administered by an independent certified lab."

BoxingScene.com: What do you want to say directly to your fans?

"I just want to thank all my fans for supporting me and I want to let them know that I would never jeopardize my boxing career nor my NFL career by putting illegal or banned substances into my body. I am also very much looking forward to getting back with my teammates now that the lockout has been lifted."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 04-28-2011

i knew he was clean but his boxing career will be cut short football is back on lets go giants

Comment by ИATAS on 04-28-2011

Good to hear. [indent]One problem with TLC is that it may produce incorrect conclusions. It may indicate the presence of a drug metabolite when that drug is not actually present (a false positive). Or it may indicate that no drug…

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