Former world champion Lucian Bute will be present today when his ‘B’ sample is opened up to find out whether it contains traces of Ostarine.
In a statement released to WBN, the World Boxing Council outlined the timeline of events that will lead to an eventual ruling on the matter.
‘The Washington D.C. Boxing and Wrestling Commission has been handling the process related to Lucien Bute’s positive anti-doping test result for Ostarine,” said the WBC.
‘That result came about from a sample collected after Mr. Bute’s fight with WBC Champion Badou Jack for the WBC SuperMiddleweight World Championship.
‘The WBC and the D.C. Commission have communicated frequently about that case. The D.C. Commission arranged for the opening of Mr. Bute’s “B” sample which will take place on Thursday, July 7, 2016. Mr. Bute has designated his representatives who will attend the opening of the “B” sample container, consistent with the WBC Rules & Regulations.
‘More information about this case will be made available in days to come.’
Bute faces an anxious wait to determine what course of action will be taken and whether his result against Jack will be null and void.