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Antonio Tarver fails drug test from Steve Cunningham fight; denies wrongdoing

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Credit: Ed Diller / DBE

Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver (31-6-1, 22 KOs) vehemently refutes the results of his failed New Jersey Boxing Commission drug test taken prior to his 12-round draw with two-time IBF champion Steve “USS” Cunningham this past August 14th in Newark.

A report claims Tarver tested positive for synthetic testosterone. He categorically denies taking any banned substance before his fight with Cunningham. Here’s what he had to say:

“I have no idea how my urine sample tested positive because I didn’t take anything illegal,” Tarver said. “Either the test was contaminated, or mixed-up with another sample. We believe in the process and I will fully comply. Further analysis will prove I’m 100-percent innocent because I’ve done nothing wrong.”

Of course, this isn’t the first issue with drug testing that Antonio Tarver has run into. It’s hard to give him much credit, not to mention that he has no explanation – and simply heaves a blind accusation back at the results.

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