Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Bute Free to Fight Again after Fine, Retroactive Suspension for Doping

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Bute Free to Fight Again after Fine, Retroactive Suspension for Doping

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Bute free to fight again after doping scare

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MONTREAL - Former boxing champion Lucian Bute is free to fight again after agreeing to pay $50,000 into an anti-doping fund and accept a six-month suspension, which he has already served, after it was found that his positive post-fight doping test was caused by contaminated supplements.

Promoter Groupe Yvon Michel says that the boxing commission in Washington, D.C. accepted the Montreal fighter's argument that he did not knowing use the banned substance Ostarine.

He will pay his fine to the World Boxing Council's clean boxing program. The suspension covered the period from May 6 to Nov. 6, so Bute is free to resume fighting whenever he likes.

Bute (32-3-1) tested positive after fighting to a draw with Badou Jack in Washington in his last fight on April 30. …

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