The famous Russian heavyweight boxer Alexander Povetkin was removed from participation in fights. This decision was made by the World Boxing Council on the results of the athlete’s doping test.

Povetkin will be able to regain his status after 12 months if all the tests are in order.

In May last year, the Russian boxer was supposed to fight the American athlete Deontey Wilder for the title of world champion in heavyweight boxing according to the WBC version. But the match did not take place because the doping test showed the content of meldoniy in the body of Alexander Povetkin.

Conducting of samples

In December 2016, in the boxer’s samples, ostarin was discovered. As a result, the fight with the Canadian heavyweight Bermein Stivern was canceled.

A repeated test, conducted at the end of the winter of this year, also gave a positive result for ostarin.