MONTRÉAL (May 26, 2016) – Lucian Bute was informed of the results of the anti-doping test done after his World Boxing Council (WBC) world title fight against Badou Jack, April 30, in Washington, D.C.
As reported in a statement sent by the WBC, the Washington D.C. Boxing and Wrestling Commission informed them that Bute tested positive for Ostarine, in an A sample analysis, after the bout.
”I am surprised and sorry about this. I don’t understand what led to this positive result, Bute said. “I have always passed every anti-doping test that I was asked to take since I won a world title. More recently for my fight against James DeGale, in Quebec City, last November, I was tested eight times from before my training camp until after my fight. I have never taken any illegal products. I have a complete trust in my team. There will be an analysis of the B sample and I am sure that this result will be negative.”
”GYM has always been strongly in favor of a strict anti-doping policy to keep the sport of boxing clean,” GYM president Yvon Michel remarked. “We are really surprised by this first result and we now hope that the B sample proves that the first result was wrong. Until then, we support Lucian Bute.”
There will be no further comments on this subject until the publication of Bute’s B sample result.
About Groupe Yvon Michel Inc.:
Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) was founded in 2004. The organization’s mission is the development of high level boxers by a coaching support and especially by competitive management. To achieve its objectives, GYM is active in recruiting talent and organizing events. Since its founding, in less than 11 years, GYM produced 120 boxing events, some of them have made history in terms of ticket sales and PPV, including Pascal vs. Hopkins I and II. GYM has produced over 300 hours of television on Canal Indigo, Bell TV, Shaw TV, TVA Sports, VOX, TVA, CBC, RDS and V in Canada, as well as CBS, HBO, Showtime and ESPN in the USA. A total of 7 different GYM boxers participated in 23 world title fights. Under the tutelage of GYM, Joachim Alcine captured the WBA super welterweight title in 2007 and Jean Pascal, in 2009, won the WBC Light Heavyweight belt. Since June 2013, Adonis “Superman” Stevenson holds the WBC, The Ring and linear light heavyweight titles. Finally, Adonis Stevenson was named boxer of the year in the world in 2013 by The Ring, Sports Illustrated and many publications.