ANTONIO TARVER CAUGHT USING STEROIDS!
TARVER-KAYODE SHOWTIME “DRAW” TAINTED BY STEROID USE!
San Francisco, CA– Recently, some prominent boxers and one MMA (Strikeforce) fighter in Rafael Cavalcante have tested positive for some form of Anabolic Steroids. World class boxers like Andre Berto, Lamont Peterson and now it’s Antonio Tarver. The California State Athletic Commission is saying that the 43-year old Tarver, whom I repeat hasn’t looked good in the several years since he filmed that last Rocky movie with Sylvester Stalone, tested positive for Drostanolone, a steroid that has a number of uses and effects.
WOMEN USE IT FOR BREAST CANCER
Seeing Tarver (29-6-1, 18 KOs) isn’t suffering from Breast Cancer, the only other reason one can conclude from his use of this drug was to improve both his appearance and performance against the crude but unbeaten Lateef Kayode (18-0-1, 14 KOs) on a June 2nd Showtime card airing from Carson, CA, a fight myself and judge David Denkin (115-113) thought he won. Max Deluca went 115-113 for Tarver while Dave Moretti had it 114-114, which resulted in a draw that will soon be changed to a “No Contest.”
WHAT DOES THIS STEROID DO FOR ATHLETES?
Drostanolone promotes increased strength while keeping body fat the same or even lowering it, something can help to prevent muscle loss while dieting. This can also allow those athletes in sports which have weight classes to increase their performance without the risk of being raised into a higher weight class.
EXPECTING ONE YEAR SUSPENSION FROM DODD & COMPANY!
George Dodd, head of the California State Athletic Commission, stated that they took a pre-fight Urine test and that Tarver’s sample came back positive for Drostanolone. If Tarver appeals, the second sample taken will be analyzed. In my experience, I can never remember the second sample being any different from the first sample tested. At 43, Tarver is at the end of the road and works as an analyst for Showtime, a position he should be relieved of if he indeed found guilty of taking Drostanolone.
CREDIT FLOYD AS HE BROUGHT STEROIDS TO LIGHT!
The currently incarcerated Floyd Mayweather was the first boxer to come right out and say that he thought a number of boxers, and he included Manny Pacquiao, were using Performance Enhancing Drugs. The Pacquiao fans have berated him and Manny even filed a suit against Floyd. It might be just a coincidence, but three years ago when Mayweather started insinuating that Pacquiao was on something, the Filipino was a fighting beast. In his last four fights, or since the allegations were made, Pacquiao has not only looked less ripped, but his performances have come down a notch or two!
RANDOM DRUG TESTING FOR ALL WORLD RATED BOXERS
I’m calling for “Random Drug Testing” across the board. If you are rated in the top 15 by any sanctioning body, then you should be tested randomly between fights. If that means knocking on your day at 8 PM, then you, like Marvin Gaye said, “Got To Give It Up!” Now if you test positive for Marijuana or a non-performance enhancing drug, even Cocaine, what you do on your own time is your own business, except, in m mind, when it comes to the use of Performance Enhancing Drugs.