According to BoxingScene, former light heavyweight champion Sergei Kovalev has failed another doping test. At the disposal of the media, documents appeared confirming that the Russian boxer again passed a positive test for synthetic testosterone under the program of the Voluntary Testing Association (VADA).
According to BoxingScene, Kovalev was re-tested for doping on January 7, and on Friday, January 22, the result was again positive. “Crusher” passed the first doping test on December 30, and its results became known on January 13, which led to the cancellation of the fight with Bektemir Melikuziev scheduled for January 30.
Note that the fight Kovalev – Melikuziev was supposed to lead the boxing evening from the Golden Boy Promotions. For this fight, the Russian would have received a fee of $ 2.5 million, but instead of this money, the 37-year-old boxer now faces a temporary disqualification.