WBA heavyweight champion Browne says test before Chagaev fight was negative

WBA heavyweight champion Lucas Browne has revealed his drugs test before his victory over Ruslan Chagaev was negative.

  • Published: , Refreshed:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

WBA heavyweight champion Lucas Browne has once more protested his innocence against doping and revealed he returned a negative drugs test six days before his victory over Ruslan Chagaev.

The 36-year-old Australian tested positive for banned substance clenbuterol after defeating Chagaev in Grozny, Chechnya this month to win the WBA belt.

Browne said he was "shocked and devastated" and vowed to clear his name following the news of the positive test.

And he released a statement through Hatton promotions, which read: "I made it clear to the public last week that I intended to do all that I can to clear my name after the devastating news of the positive drugs test following my successful defeat of Ruslan Chagaev for the WBA Heavyweight World Championship.

"I am now able to report to you that on February 29th shortly after arriving in Chechnya I was subjected to a randomly timed drugs test by VADA [Voluntary Anti-Doping Association]. This was a test of blood and urine. The post-fight test was a urine only test.

"I would like to again stress it was myself and my team who requested the bout be subject to VADA testing.

"I now hold clear and unequivocal evidence that this was a negative test and shows clearly that I arrived in Chechnya a clean athlete. Hatton Promotions have made this information available to the media.

"My team's investigations will now concentrate on the period of time between the clean test on 29 February and the fight itself on March 5.

"I maintain that I did not knowingly consume any banned substance, including the clenbuterol found in my system at that time.

"I will continue to do all that I can to clear my name."

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Banku vs Shatta Bukom Banku sends strong warning to Shatta Wale calling...bullet
2 Photos Bukom Banku gets new car from Bola Raybullet
3 Boxing Isaac Dogbe promises to stop Cesar Juarez in January boutbullet
4 Mike Tyson Ex-Boxing great barred from entering Chilebullet
5 Boxing Anthony Joshua to face Deontay Wilder in 2018bullet
6 WBO Super Bantamweight Rising Star announces Isaac Dogboe's...bullet
7 Banku vs Bastie There is a song to laugh at Bukom Banku and...bullet
8 Ike Quartey I couldn’t walk for 2 weeks after fighting...bullet
9 Bastie vs Banku Shatta Wale mercilessly trolls Bukom Bankubullet
10 Photos See how Isaac Dogboe knocked out Argentine...bullet

Top Videos

1 Video Renowned actor Lil Wayne knocks out Bukom Banku in boxing boutbullet
2 Video Asamoah Gyan displays his boxing skillsbullet
3 Video Top ten shocking boxing momentsbullet
4 Video Watch the last time Mayweather lost a boutbullet
5 Video Bukom Banku receives hero’s welcome despite defeat to Bastiebullet
6 Mayweather Watch how Floyd knocked out Conor McGregor in round 10bullet
7 Video Watch how Ghanaian boxer Isaac Dogboe knocked out...bullet

Boxing