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Boxer admits to doping

Mariusz Wach.

WARSAW – Polish world heavyweight title challenger, Mariusz Wach, has admitted to using an unidentified performing enhancing drug for his bout with IBF/WBO/WBA titlist, Wladimir Klitschko last November in Hamburg, Germany.

The confession, issued during an interview with the Polish website, Gazeta Krakowska, comes amid rumors regarding the 6′ 7″ fighter and possible use of a banned substance. The boxer, however, is asserting his innocence and claiming that he was given illegal performance enhancers by those involved in his training.

“Doping was poured into my system for a long time,” Wach told Gazeta Krakowska. “My suspicions fall on the coaches. I plan to conduct my own investigation, but won’t make the results public.”

 

Jailed for racial abuse

Danilo.

UDINE – Udinese defender Danilo has been sentenced to one year in jail for racist abuse by a court in Brazil.

The 28-year-old was found guilty of calling Atletico Paraenese’s Manoel a “monkey” while he was playing for Brazilian side Palmeiras in 2010. He also spat at his opponent during the match in the Copa do Brasil.

The centre-back’s punishment is expected to be reduced to a ‚127,000 (103,000) fine following an appeal.

Danilo, who has been linked with a move to Juventus, joined Udinese from Palmeiras last year.

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