Wilder-Povetkin fight postponed
- Updated: May 15, 2016
Last week it was revealed by the WBC, which govern’s Deontay Wilder’s heavyweight title, that Alexander Povetkin had failed his voluntary drug test on April 27 after testing positive for Meldonium, per VADA.
The fight was subsequently left in limbo as the two camps, and the WBC investigated the situation. As of today, the WBC announced that the fight has now been postponed.
“The World Boxing Council is diligently addressing the positive test result from the Clean Boxing Program for mandatory heavyweight challenger Alexander Povetkin,” said the organization in a statement.
“Keeping the priority of safety and also the principle of justice, the WBC will continue the investigation into the case. Consequently, the event scheduled for May 21 in Moscow is hereby officially postponed.
“The WBC will be releasing more information in the coming days regarding the final ruling on the matter.”