According to the press service of International Boxing Federation (IBF), Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin will be excluded from its rankings.
“Povetkin will be removed from the rankings,” said in the press service of the IBF.
Also, on February 5th the president of the World Boxing Council (WBC) Mauricio Sulaiman announced the exclusion of Povetkin from WBC ratings as well.
On December 17th Povetkin was supposed to meet Canadian Bermane Stiverne, but at the day of the fight it become known that the doping sample of the Russian boxer from December 6th returned positive. The B sample that was opened the day before has confirmed the presence of ostarine.