Alexander Povetkin has tested positive for the banned endurance enhancer meldonium, according to RingTV.com, placing his heavyweight title fight with WBC World heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder on May 21 in Moscow in jeopardy.
Wilder has been training in England and was wrap[ping up his training there when the news broke. United States boxing promoter Lou DiBella released the following:
“We’re certainly saddened and disappointed but not shocked,” he said. “Half of our staff is scattered all over Europe and we’re discussing our options right now. We’ll have a further statement later.”
More to come….