Wladimir Klitschko Shakes Head at Doping Scandals in Boxing

Former unified heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko is not happy with all of the doping scandals that are continuing to develop in the sport of boxing.

Klitschko ruled the heavyweight division for over a decade, and then suffered a twelve round decision loss at the hands of Tyson Fury in November of 2015.

He retired from the sport last year, a few months after suffering a stoppage loss at the hands of current IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO world champion Anthony Joshua.

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The most recent scandal that captured the sport's attention, was Saul "Canelo" Alvarez testing positive for banned substance clenbuterol back in February.

Canelo was suspended for six months by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. And he was forced to withdraw from an HBO Pay-Per-View rematch with middleweight king Gennady Golovkin. The superstar fighter has been very firm that his failed tests were a direct result of eating contaminated meat.

Klitschko believes there should be a lot more testing in the sport.

"Well, there is a lot of smoke and obviously the fire is there. When you see it so constantly and on such a huge scale, systematically, it's definitely betraying the philosophy of sport," Klitschko explained to Deutsche Welle.

"Sport is about competing against each other and may the best man win. Athlete to an athlete, boxing is one of the most honest sports because there are no teams. OK, the fighters have their teams but they're outside of the ring. Inside the ring, it's just two gentlemen testing their abilities against each other and the one who fights better will eliminate his opponent and win. But if you've doped and I've not, then it's basically cheating. And you're cheating your fans.

"In some sports, it's simply about running faster, so if you dope, you'll win. But in boxing, it's about eliminating the other person physically. There have been deaths in boxing throughout history and if that were to happen because one fighter has doped, there are no excuses. World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) has taken millions of samples down the years, collecting and freezing them and always improving their system. It's important that all athletes are tested."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boxing Goat on 05-11-2018

[QUOTE=Scary_canary;18757676]And there’s a big difference between someone that has always been competitive and someone who is all of a sudden some sort of monster[/QUOTE] I agree with this

Comment by Boxing Goat on 05-11-2018

[QUOTE=Dr Rumack;18758449]Dude, don't tell me you think Hopkins was clean as well? Jesus christ. Boxing fans are the most gullible people on the planet.[/QUOTE] I'm not sure if he was or wasn't but I don't remember him ever testing positive…

Comment by Dr Rumack on 05-11-2018

[QUOTE=Boxing Goat;18755997]So the fact that Vitali is still in good condition at like 46 and has been out of competition for almost 6 years and Hopkins being in great condition at like 50 is not enough to convince you that…

Comment by Scary_canary on 05-10-2018

[QUOTE=el***;18757397]he was a 40 year old at the top in a young mans game. Dont be so naive. All the top guys are on PEDs and its the biggest reason that guys that age are now competitive in boxing.[/QUOTE] And…

Comment by Scary_canary on 05-10-2018

[QUOTE=Boxing Goat;18757478]I'm not mad at all but..... These were your statements bringing Wladimir into something that Vitali had going on and he wasn't even a pro, just because he's speaking out against cheating. It's a little unfair so I disputed…

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