a Total of four times Felix Sturm Box was world champion in the middle and super Middleweight. Recently, the 39-Year-old stand on 20. February 2016 in the Ring and defeated the Russians Fyodor Tschudinow just after points. But the fight had a legal aftermath. The storm was detected at the mandatory doping test the intake of anabolic substance Hydroxy-Stanozolol. Both the A-and the B-sample were positive.

The public Prosecutor’s office opened a criminal case and storm accused in the indictment of “self-doping, participation in a Competition under the self-doping and dangerous bodily harm”. The procedure is not opened. The the 8 decided. Great criminal chamber in Cologne, there is no reasonable suspicion existed.

The Boxer had always stressed that they have not knowingly doped, his world title in October of 2016, but, nevertheless, voluntarily laid down and since then, not with fists, but only to his reputation in a fight. Among other things, the storm presented a report of the anti-Doping expert, Professor Wilhelm Schänzer, had conducted from 1995 to 2017, the Institute for biochemistry at the German sport University in Cologne. Therein, Schänzer confirmed that the proven Stanozolol concentration is so low that a contamination through a food Supplement could not be excluded.

“The court followed the Argumentation of the defence, according to which a choose report comes to the conclusion that there is no doping-relevant tracks are present,” said storm’s attorney, Gottfried Reims. The public Prosecutor has lodged an appeal against the decision. Thus, the decision is not yet final.

the storm itself sees the non-opening of the proceedings, however, as proof of his innocence. “29 years in this Sport, 29 years clean,” he wrote on Twitter and added: “I’ll be back.” Already in early January storm that has Bosnian roots and whose real name is Adnan Catic is, in Bosnian media announced that he was planning a Comeback fight against Arthur Abraham.

From 2006 to 2009, Sturm and Abraham the same time Middleweight champion of the world in different associations. A title unification failed because they were at different promoters under contract and in order to different exclusive TV partners were bound. In January 2015, storm’s Manager Roland Bebak had announced that the fight between Sturm and Abraham “should come this year”. Four years later he published the old Post.


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