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Bute fails post-fight drug test

Lucian Bute

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Former super middleweight titlist Lucian Bute has apparently tested positive for the banned substance Ostarine, according to the WBC.

Bute, who settled for a draw against WBC titlist Badou Jack on April 30 in Washington, D.C., said he didn’t understand why he would fail a drug test.

“I don’t understand what could have led to a positive test,” Bute stated. “I have always passed every test since I was world champion.

“Not long ago, before my fight with James DeGale in November, I was tested eight times from the start of training camp to the fight. I never took anything and I never used banned substances.

“I have complete confidence in my team. The B sample will be tested and I am sure the result will be negative.”

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