WBA super middleweight champ Sturm fails drug test

ASSOCIATED PRESS
FRANKFURT
Published 17.04.2016 21:11
Updated 17.04.2016 21:12

Felix Sturm could be stripped off his WBA super middleweight belt after failing a drug test following his split decision victory over Fedor Chudinov in February.

Thomas Puetz, president of the German association of professional boxers (BDB), says Felix tested positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol after the Feb. 20 fight in Oberhausen, Germany. Sturm told the Cologne newspaper Express he was having the B sample tested and hiring a lawyer, while denying any wrongdoing.

Sturm won the fight against the previously unbeaten Chudinov on the cards of two judges, while one ruled it a draw. Many fans felt Sturm had been the inferior fighter. His victory made him the first German to be a world champion five times, having also held the WBA and WBO middleweight titles.

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