Golovkin stripped of the championship belt

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Gennady Golovkina: Peter Cziborra / Action Images / Reuters

Boxer Gennady Golovkin has lost the title of world champion by the International Boxing Federation (IBF). He remained the owner of the belt version of the world Boxing Association (WBA), International Boxing organization (IBO) and world Boxing Council (WBC). It is reported by BoxingScene.

The athlete refused to fight with the mandatory Challenger for the title, Ukrainian Sergey Derevyanchenko, which was to be held until August 3. Belt under version IBF will remain vacant, the organization will soon choose two contenders for him.

Golovkin was going to meet its obligations on March 5 in a battle with Saulem Alvarez, however, shortly before the battle of the Mexican passed a positive doping test. In his analysis, was found a prohibited drug clenbuterol. It was reported that the substance got into the athlete’s body with the infected meat, which in recent years have suffered dozens of Mexican athletes.

In the asset of Kazakhstani boxer 37 wins, 33 of them by knockout, and one draw. Alvarez for a professional career he spent 52 games — 49 wins, including 34 knockouts, one defeat and two draws.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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