The head of the promotion company “World of Boxing” Andrey Ryabinsky said that the jury in the Federal court for the southern district of new York ruled that the Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin took Meldonium in a prohibited period, reports “R-Sport”.
“Now we’ll see what decision will be taken by the court, and, if we are not satisfied, we will appeal,” he added.
In turn, the lawyer of the athlete Aleksey Karpenko said that the second part of the trial will not begin before April, stressing that the jury’s verdict is unfair.
Recall that in may 2016, a few days before the fight in Moscow with Wilder Povetkin found traces of Meldonium. The fight was cancelled, but then the boxer was acquitted WADA and WBC.
In December 2016 the doping test of Povetkin has tested positive for ostarine. After that, the WBC ruled the Russian boxer from the ratings organization.