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Ali Funeka Fails Post-Fight Drug Test For Guzman Bout

By Ryan Burton

According to the Las Vegas Review Journal lightweight contender Ali Funeka tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide after his fight with Joan Guzman, which took place on March 27 and was televised by HBO. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic on the Nevada Athletic Commission's banned substance list. Fighters often use diuretics to increase their rate of urination, which assists them in losing weight, but the use of diuretics are prohibited by the Nevada commission.

The fight had trouble from the start as Guzman was very overweight on the day of the official weigh-in. He was 144-pounds, nine-pounds above the weight and nearly two weight divisions above the lightweight limit. An agreement was reached at the late hour to allow both fighters to hold a second weigh-in on the morning of the fight, with a stipulated clause that didn't allow Guzman to weigh more than 150-pounds.

Now, Funeka has tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic that is on the Nevada Athletic Commission's banned substance list. Funeka faces a suspension and fine when the commission meets Friday.

Funeka made $140,000 for the fight and Guzman was fined 25% which came to around $31,000.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mathed on 04-12-2010

[QUOTE=Siggy;8071875]..........[/QUOTE] That makes sense I guess but this is crazy that all these boxers need added supplements to compete. I don't see where these things are really helping these guys because the ones that have been caught, really did not…

Comment by Siggy on 04-12-2010

[QUOTE=mathed;8071818]Cheating? Please, that's like saying that eating watermelon, cabbage, beets, tomatoes, carrots, and lettuce should be illegal too as they are diuretic in nature as well. Bricks in your gloves or roids are cheating, not peeing too much.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Siggy;8063377]wow. some…

Comment by mathed on 04-12-2010

Cheating? Please, that's like saying that eating watermelon, cabbage, beets, tomatoes, carrots, and lettuce should be illegal too as they are diuretic in nature as well. Bricks in your gloves or roids are cheating, not peeing too much.

Comment by Sutekh uvdabrix on 04-12-2010

[QUOTE=al22tec;8065195]if funeka gets a ban for it and Guzman doesnt for being grossly overweight, what sort of message do we send across?:grr:[/QUOTE] dandelion tea is a diaretic... That shit is trivial.... There shouldnt be any ban I agree with your…

Comment by Corelone on 04-12-2010

Chris Areola has the right idea. Train on beer. You pee like a race horse with no problem.

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