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Alexander Povetkin’s promoter Andrey Ryabinsky has revealed he has evidence of new drug tests proving the former WBA heavyweight champion is a clean fighter.

The 36 year-old was recently forced to scrap a mandatory challenge against current WBC title holder Deontay Wilder due to an alleged positive test for meldonium, although Ryabinsky has always protested his fighter’s innocence.

Despite Wilder’s manager Jay Deas informing WBN that the fight was completely off, Ryabinsky is adamant Povetkin’s chance was only postponed and will hope to set a new date in light of these latest developments.

“Got new official tests on Povetkin. They’re clean now. Opponent (Wilder) and some journalists will be apologizing to us,” said Ryabinsky on Tuesday.

by  Phil D. Jay, WorldBoxingNews

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