A panel of jurors decided that the Russian boxer took Meldonium after the ban of this drug.
the Federal court for the southern district of new York jury determined that
Russian heavyweight boxer Alexander Povetkin took Meldonium prohibited
the company, reports “Dialog UA”.
we will see what decision will be taken by the court, and if it doesn’t suit us, we
to appeal”, — told reporters the head of the promotion
the company “World of Boxing” Andrey Ryabinsky.
stressed that it is the decision of the jury, not a judge who may issue another
The second part
the trial of “Meldonium Vityaz” Povetkin will not start
what court hears two cases simultaneously. The first gave us
boxer-puncher Deontay Wilder, who in the match with Povetkin had
to defend his title of world champion in this version. American athlete requires
with Russian 4.5 million dollars (that is the amount he could obtain if
their battle with “Meldonium Vityaz” is not broke by the fault of the Russians).
turn, the Russian side has filed a counter-suit to a much larger sum of 34.5
million dollars, citing the requirements of the “loss from the interruption of the fight,”
as well as “reputational and moral damages”.
Recall that in
may 2016 a few days before the fight in Moscow with the world champion DevTeam Wilder
Alexander Povetkin found
traces of Meldonium – drug, which by that time had already come under the ban. In
the result of the fight was canceled.
some time in December last year, was cancelled another fight Povetkin –
this time with the canadian bermana Stiverne for the WBC interim champion of the WBC.
However, the day of the match it became known that Povetkin failed another doping test.
After that, the WBC refused to hold the match under his patronage, and
later – generally excluded
the Russian athlete from your rating.