Lucian Bute Still Waiting For The Outcome of His B-Sample

By Luke Furman

More than a month after the announcement of his drug test failure, Lucian Bute is still seeking answers about the events that took place after his fight on April 30 against WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack.

The Quebec Romanian-born boxer (32-3-1, 25 KOs) does not know when the analysis of his B-sample of urine will be performed by the laboratory that work with the Athletic Commission of Washington (District of Columbia).

"We have no further details at this time, said Bute's lawyer, Howard L. Jacobs, to the Montreal Journal. "I can say that it takes longer than usual to get a date for the second analysis."

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The long wait does not worry the manager of Bute, Chris Ganescu.

"For sure we would like it to get sorted out as quickly as possible, but sometimes it may take longer," Gansecu said. "This is the same in other cases of doping. It is true that the period between the two analyzes may seem long, but we are not the ones who make the decisions."

Despite the storm that has befallen him since May 26 when the positive test was revealed, Bute has not cut ties with members of his team. He is in constant contact with strength and conditioning coach Angel Heredia.

"Lucian and Angel talk regularly," confirmed Ganescu. "Angel has been cooperating fully from the beginning and he wants the same conclusion as us. We will re-evaluate everything before the next camp for Lucian. The situation has not yet been discussed."

Whatever the result of the B sample, Lucian Bute has no plans to put his career on the shelf. And there is nothing that could make him change his mind.

"Even if it was suspended by the sports commission, he absolutely wants to continue later on because he does not feel guilty of anything," Ganescu said. "After his penalty, he would put this story behind him before looking ahead. "

Luke Furman covers boxing for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MDPopescu on 07-06-2016

Bute is finished... He was since long ago.

Comment by woo9115 on 07-06-2016

Your sample B will "B" drugs in it.

Comment by daggum on 07-06-2016

why not just pump yourself full of iv fluid and get exemptions for that iv?

Comment by b00g13man on 07-06-2016

I'd actually forgotten he failed a test also.

Comment by OctoberRed on 07-06-2016

[QUOTE=Ray*;16841598]I thought reports were Heredia was working with Badou Jack not Bute.[/QUOTE] He was working with both. I think his assistant handled Bute and Memo was with Jack.

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