Chael Sonnen Thinks Steroids Caused Juan Manuel Marquez to Go Through Second Puberty

Chael Sonnen, the UFC light-heavyweight contender, thinks anabolic steroids may have caused boxer Juan Manuel Marquez to go through a second puberty. Jim Rome asked Sonnen for his thoughts on the recent Marquez versus Manny Pacquiao bout. [Read more…]


Polish Boxer Mariusz Wach Tested Positive for Anabolic Steroids

Polish boxer Mariusz Wach has tested positive for anabolic steroids according to the German newspaper tabloid Bild. The steroid positive resulted from a pre-fight anti-doping test administered before Wach’s bout with Ukrainian heavyweight boxing world champion Vladimir Klitschko on November 10, 2012. [Read more…]


Boxer Juan Manuel Marquez and His Strength Coach Deny Steroid Accusations

Juan Manuel Marquez and his strength and conditioning coach have responded to allegations of anabolic steroid use made by an upcoming opponent. Freddie Roach, the legendary boxing trainer for Manny Pacquiao, attributed Marquez dramatic physique transformation to the use of steroids. Roach was so convinced that Marquez is a steroid user that he promised to “kiss his ass” if he was proven wrong. [Read more…]


Boxing Trainer Says Eliminating Strength Coaches Would Solve the Steroid Problem

Freddie Roach, the trainer for Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, thinks he knows how to solve the problem of anabolic steroids in boxing. In a recent interview with Marcos Villegas of The Boxing Channel, Roach explained how strength and conditioning coaches were responsible for the scourge of steroids in boxing. [Read more…]


Boxer Andre Berto Returns to the Ring Under Steroid Cloud of Suspicion

Boxer Andre “The Beast” Berto is returning to the ring for the first time since he tested positive for urinary metabolites of a popular anabolic steroid earlier this year. Berto was not suspended after he was able to prove that the steroid positive was the result of a contaminated dietary supplement. [Read more…]


UKAD Finally Catches Boxer Using EPO After He Used Steroids and hGH for Six Years

Heavyweight boxer Larry ‘War Machine’ Olubamiwo used a variety of anabolic steroids, human growth hormone (hGH), insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) and other performance-enhancing drugs over a period of six years as a steroid-tested athlete. He was finally caught by the anti-doping police after a boxing match with Sam Sexton on January 13, 2012. Anti-doping testers didn’t catch him for using steroids. Instead, Olubamiwo tested positive for erythropoietin (EPO). EPO is the blood boosting drug which became a household name thanks to its rampant use among professional cyclists. [Read more…]


British Boxer Thinks Steroids Are Only a Problem in America

British lightweight boxer Kevin Mitchell was recently asked about the use of anabolic steroids and performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) in the sport of boxing. He dismissed allegations of rampant steroid use in boxing as a “myth” and pointed the finger across the pond to American boxers. [Read more…]


Boxer Antonio Tarver Tests Positive for Anabolic Steroid Drostanolone

Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver, who began his long professional boxing career shortly after winning the bronze medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, has recently tested positive for the anabolic steroid drostanolone. Bodybuilders and athletes may recognize drostanolone as the active steroid in Masteron. [Read more…]


Boxer Victor Ortiz Suspected Andre Berto of Using Steroids

Welterweight boxing champion Victor Ortiz recently claimed that he knew all along that Andre “The Beast” Berto was a user of anabolic steroids. Berto first accused Ortiz of using steroids after Ortiz unanimously defeated Berto in Ring Magazine’s 2011 “Fight of the Year” on April 16, 2011. Berto said that only a steroid user could have defeated him. Ortiz responded by telling Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times that only a steroid user would make such accusations. [Read more…]


Nandrolone Positive Steroid Test Leads to Cancellation of Andre Berto vs. Victor Ortiz Rematch

Boxer Andre “The Beast” Berto tested positive for metabolites of the anabolic steroid nandrolone in an anti-doping test administered by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA). The former WBC welterweight champion was scheduled to meet Victor Ortiz in a rematch to regain the welterweight title on June 23, 2012 in Los Angeles.  However, Berto voluntarily agreed to random steroid testing by VADA before the fight. And VADA detected norandosterone in both the “A” and “B” urine samples. [Read more…]