Felix Sturm may have gotten some help from the judges in his February rematch with Fedor Chudinov, but not even they can save him from a failed drug test. The fifteen-year veteran and multiple-time champion has reportedly tested positive for the anabolic steroid Stanozolol.
He and his team have proclaimed innocence and requested that his B-sample be tested.
Sturm (40-5-3, 18 KO) snapped a three-fight winless streak with a majority decision over Chudinov, picking up his first super middleweight title and yet another controversy for his collection. Now thirty-seven, it's hard to imagine the German vet's career surviving a lengthy suspension.
As the article mentions, it's been a rather busy few months for testing agencies, with the likes of Lucas Browne, Igor Mikhailkin, Erkan Teper, and others failing for one substance or another. This isn't even Sturm's first encounter with drug failure, as Sam Soliman tested positive for a stimulant following his 2012 unanimous decision over Sturm.
Say "no" to drugs, kids.