Latvian Renis Borozov, 33, trained at the Oslo Boxing Club and fought in Oslo in April. In connection with this agreement, he must have undergone a positive doping test.
– We confirm we have a case to consider, but details will not be announced now, General Secretary Roger Rosmo of the Norwegian Professional Boxing Federation (NPBF) tells VG.
According to what VG has learned, there is talk of a positive doping test, but Rosmo will not answer about what substance(s) it is and when the positive test took place.
It is the German control company PWC that conducted the tests in connection with the agreement in Oslo. PWC helps, among other things, Antidoping Norway.
Borozov scored 40 professional fights – 20 wins (13 knockouts), 19 losses and 1 draw. He holds a professional license from Latvia, has lived for the past two years in Oslo and trained at the Oslo Boxing Club under the supervision of Max Mankowitz.
In April, Borozov won by knockout in the second round in the cruiserweight against Mirens Dinadić of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the event was Shown live on VG + Sport. Then Mankovitz was in the corner of the Latvians.
“As a coach and organizer, I’m very happy that the system is working and any cheaters have been caught,” Mankowitz tells VG.
– We were surprised that this case belonged to Reigns, and I honestly don’t think he cheated in anything to become a better boxer.
The seasoned coach was the main man behind the event at Jordal Sports Park.
– When I learned of the suspension, I immediately told him that he could no longer train with us at the Oslo Boxing Club, says Mankowitz.
VG has been in contact with the Porozovs, but the 33-year-old did not respond to questions about comment.
He was given six weeks to present his side of the case to the NPBF. The deadline ends today. When all the documentation is in place, it will take some time before a potential verdict is ready.
– I would like to think that the sentencing committee will need two weeks, says Rosmo i NPBF.
Borozov was very active after the match in Oslo, playing seven matches after beating Dinadić. The most recent was against Britain’s Tommy McCarthy in Belfast on September 24, losing the cruiser weight on points.
That match is gone after, after that the NPBF has stopped him.
Rosmo has been in contact with the Latvian Society that issues Porozov’s license, and has received confirmation of their loyalty to the NPBF sanctions – that is, suspension and possible sentencing.
– They sent an approved license to the organizer before they received information about the matter and something went wrong with the connection when they tried to stop his participation before the conference, Rosmo explains and it is clear that this situation would not have happened because of the Norwegian boxer with a license from the NPBF:
– Then the person in question will not be able to box after the start of the penalty. An NPBF licensed boxer will need to show written consent from us in order to participate in an agreement. Rosmo concludes that this is a prerequisite that applies worldwide and is independent of the regulator or promoter that is involved.
“Infuriatingly humble internet trailblazer. Twitter buff. Beer nerd. Bacon scholar. Coffee practitioner.”