Reports coming out within the boxing world regarding Lucian Bute having failed a drugs test for the banned substance Ostarine after his fight with Badou Jack last April.
It was Bute’s ‘A’ sample that tested positive for the Ostarine drug.
Late Thursday Bute made a statement
”I am surprised and sorry about this. I don’t understand what led to this positive result, Bute said. “I have always passed every anti-doping test that I was asked to take since I won a world title. More recently for my fight against James DeGale, in Quebec City, last November, I was tested eight times from before my training camp until after my fight. I have never taken any illegal products. I have a complete trust in my team. There will be an analysis of the B sample and I am sure that this result will be negative.”
”GYM has always been strongly in favor of a strict anti-doping policy to keep the sport of boxing clean,” GYM president Yvon Michel remarked. “We are really surprised by this first result and we now hope that the B sample proves that the first result was wrong. Until then, we support Lucian Bute.”
The WBC also made time to make a quick statement on the matter:
The World Boxing Council has been notified by the D. C. Boxing and Wrestling Commission about an adverse finding for the banned substance “Ostarine” in the post fight anti doping test from Lucian Bute . Bute challenged Badou Jack for the WBC super middleweight championship, fight which took place in Washington, D. C. on April 30, 2016 , which resulted in a draw .
The D. C. Boxing and Wrestling Commission will follow its rules and regulations regarding antidoping and will be in consultation with the WBC and its Clean Boxing Program. Further news will be known in the coming days.