Alexander Povetkin

Yekaterinburg (Russia), Dec 18 (IANS) Russian heavyweight boxer Alexander Povetkin registered a sixth-round knockout to beat France’s Johann Duhaupas in a non-title 10-round fight here.

Earlier on Saturday, reports emerged that Povetkin has tested positive for a banned substance, reports Tass.

Full Read: Russian Boxer Povetkin Denies Doping Charges

The Russian pugilist’s blood sample dated December 6 contained Ostarine.

Ostarine is a SARM substance, which athletes use during training. It builds up endurance, like anabolic steroids.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) put SARM substances on its prohibited items list in 2008.

    The IANS was founded by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service. It was later renamed the Indo-Asian News Service.

    Read More