Heavyweight boxing champion Lucas Browne seeking legal advice amid doping reports
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 22, 2016 10:08 AM
Australia's Lucas Browne celebrates his victory over Uzbekistan's Ruslan Chagaev in their WBA world heavyweight boxing title match in Chechnya's provincial capital Grozny, Russia, Saturday, March 5, 2016. Browne won the regular WBA heavyweight title by beating defending champion Chagaev by technical knockout. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)
SYDNEY (AP) — Heavyweight world champion Lucas Browne says he is seeking legal advice amid reports he failed a doping test around the time of his technical knockout win over Ruslan Chagaev for the WBA's regular title in Grozny on March 5.
ESPN on Tuesday reported Browne's A-sample was positive to clenbuterol in a test conducted by the Las Vegas-based Voluntary Anti-Doping Association.
ESPN said it obtained a copy of a letter written by VADA president Margaret Goodman to organizers of the fight advising of the positive result.
Browne, Australia's first heavyweight boxing world champion, responded with a Twitter post saying: "I don't understand today's news, and I'm seeking legal advice..."