Felix Sturm's B-Sample Also Positive For Banned PED

Cologne prosecutors continue doping investigations into Felix Sturm, whose secondary "b-sample" also came back positive. Sturm, a former middleweight and super-middleweight champion, gave up his belt during the probe. 

The positive tests date back to this points victory for Sturm in February

A spokesman for the prosecutors' office in Cologne, Daniel Vollmert, said on Friday that German boxer Felix Sturm had also failed a doping re-test of his secondary "b-sample" taken before his February 20 victory against Russia's Fedor Chudinov.

"The results of the b-test are also positive. The preliminary suspicion has been confirmed," Vollmert said.

First accused of wrongdoing in April, when he vehemently denied the allegations,Sturm faces possible charges under Germany's law against doping in sport - which can carry a fine or a jail sentence of up to three years.

He tested positive for a substance called hydroxy-stanozolol, a type of steroid popular among bodybuilders.


Sturm won February's fight, a rematch against Chudinov in which he reclaimed the WBA super-middleweight title, on points; although some observers questioned the judges' decision to award the fight to the home favorite in Oberhausen. It was Sturm, not Chudinov, sporting severe facial wounds after the bout.

Sturm got the points decision in February despite looking rather the worse for wear after 12 rounds

On October 5, the boxer's management announced that Sturm had ceded his WBA belt - albeit saying he did so because of an injury to his elbow.

After this, the boxing bodies chose not to suspend or ban the 37-year-old, prompting German authorities to also look the other way.

"Because the world federation has not opened proceedings against Sturm, he also will not face the threat of consequences from us," Thomas Putz, the head of Germany's BDB boxing federation, told sports news agency SID. According to the BDB's own statutes, the maximum punishment it could level against Sturm would be a one-year ban.

Born in Leverkusen as Adnan Catic to parents of Bosnian descent, Sturm has moved to Bosnia during the course of the investigations.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mlac on 11-12-2016

I love how Chudinov's waiting for his belt back and his '0' reinstated and no one gives a schit about him. wtf are his team doing?

Comment by MDPopescu on 11-12-2016

[QUOTE=mlac;17190880]They gonna be giving it to pretty boy Felix in his backdoor in prison too :booty:[/QUOTE] I understand that Sturm fled Germany and now he's in his native Bosnia...

Comment by mlac on 11-12-2016

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;17190865]Now the WBA 168 strap is with Tyron Zeuge... They managed to give it back to Germany (Wurstlandia) through the backdoor...[/QUOTE] They gonna be giving it to pretty boy Felix in his backdoor in prison too :booty:

Comment by MDPopescu on 11-12-2016

Now the WBA 168 strap is with Tyron Zeuge... They managed to give it back to Germany (Wurstlandia) through the backdoor...

Comment by piritwin2 on 11-12-2016

U [email protected] homo!!! go stick your dildo up your a$$!!! defending a coward who ran in a super fight like a scared rabbit' from Trinidad!!! got KOD!! by Hopkins by a body shot iin which he was hurt by but…

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