1 Blame your brother
In Might 2015, Barry Awad, higher generally known as Child Galahad, was banned for 2 years after one in every of his drug checks confirmed traces of stanozolol, an anabolic steroid. He blamed the outcome on his brother having spiked his protein shake.
2 Blame an uncastrated wild boar
On June 24, 2016, the day his rematch towards Wladimir Klitschko was postponed, Tyson Fury was charged by UK Anti-Doping “with presence of a prohibited substance” from a pattern taken in February 2015. The substance in query was nandrolone, an anabolic steroid with tissue-building properties Fury believed was current in an uncastrated wild boar he had eaten.
3 Blame soiled beef
In March 2018, Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez, the most important star within the sport, examined constructive for clenbuterol, a drug typically used to extend muscle mass and cardiovascular output. He blamed the outcome on consuming contaminated beef and served a measly six-month ban.
4 Blame bronchial asthma
“Let’s Go, Champ! Let’s Go, Champ!” For a person with respiratory difficulties Shannon Briggs positive did like to speak lots. That mentioned, bronchial asthma turns out to be useful when elevated ranges of testosterone present up in your drug take a look at, as was the case with Briggs in 2017.
5 Blame a blocked nostril
In 2018, Billy Joe Saunders noticed a battle towards Demetrius Andrade disappear when he examined constructive for the banned stimulant oxilofrine. His staff mentioned the substance was a “widespread decongestant nasal spray” and didn’t contravene to UK Anti-Doping laws when used “out of competitors”.
6 Blame hypertension
It was reported in September 2017 that Cuban heavyweight Luis Ortiz had failed a drug take a look at for chlorothiazide, a diuretic used to not solely deal with hypertension but additionally as a masking agent for performance-enhancing medication.
7 Blame Russia
Lucas Browne mentioned he was clear when he went to Chechnya to KO Ruslan Chagaev, the house favorite, in 2016, however one way or the other returned to information of a failed take a look at for clenbuterol. It may solely imply his meals or drink was spiked – by Russians.
8 Blame the illuminati
After failing a PED take a look at for artificial testosterone following his 2015 battle towards Steve Cunningham, former light-heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver mentioned, “It’s a body job. I don’t know what or who’s behind this crap. However all I do know is I’m clear. I’m clear – interval.”
9 Blame low testosterone
Boxers are usually filled with testosterone, however Lamont Peterson, struggling on this division, noticed nothing mistaken with utilizing artificial testosterone forward of an aborted 2012 battle with Amir Khan. Now, sadly, many use this excuse.
10 Blame the sport
Heavyweight Larry Olubamiwo took the “can’t beat them, be a part of them” idea to the acute in 2012. He confessed to taking 13 unlawful substances after which blamed everybody else for basically pressuring him into following their lead.