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Ryan Martin fails VADA test

The test came after his November 3rd loss to Josh Taylor

Ryan Martin v Francisco Rojo Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin, who suffered the first professional loss of his career to Josh Taylor in the opening round of the World Boxing Super Series, has tested positive for exogenous testosterone.

Martin is adamant that he’s innocent.

Martin (22-1, 12 KO) had nothing for Taylor when they met last month, even considering the questionable stoppage, and this issue will almost certainly adversely affect his efforts to rebuild. As has been pointed out elsewhere, this presents a pickle for trainer Abel Sanchez, who was among the loudest critics of Canelo Alvarez during the latter’s own fiasco.

Martin can presumably still request that his B sample be tested, and the WBC has yet to announce any particular sanctions. We’ll keep you appraised as the situation develops.

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