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Wach was doped in Klitschko bout

Published time: December 03, 2012 17:07
Edited time: December 03, 2012 21:08
Ukrainian heavyweight boxing world champion Vladimir Klitschko lands a blow on Polish challenger Mariusz Wach (Reuters/Morris MacMatzen)

Ukrainian heavyweight boxing world champion Vladimir Klitschko lands a blow on Polish challenger Mariusz Wach (Reuters/Morris MacMatzen)

It turns out that banned substances helped Polish boxer, Mariusz Wach, to survive the whole 12 rounds in his match against heavyweight division’s super champion, Wladimir Klitschko.

­According to German newspaper Bild, traces of doping were found in Wach’s urine taken from the fighter after the November 10 bout.

“We investigated the samples of both boxers from the Cologne Institute for Biochemistry. We were notified that a sample is positive,” Thomas Puetz, President of the Federation of German Professional Boxing, told the paper.

If the B-sample also proves positive, the Pole will face one-year disqualification and a fine.

“This explains how Wach managed to stand after the heaviest blows he received. Doping is, of course, a no-go,"
Bernd Boente, Klitschko’s manager, stressed. “It also shows how dangerous doping is as it make you feel less pain.”

WBA (super), IBF and WBO heavyweight champ Klitschko dominated his bout against Wach, but couldn’t knock the challenger out, collecting a win by unanimous decision.

The German press has labeled the Polish fighter ‘Chin Kong’ after the bout, but it seems they’ll have to now come up with another nickname.

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