Cape Town – South African top boxer Kevin Lerena has found himself mixed in a doping incidence, as confirmed by the World Boxing Council [WBC].
Despite full details on the issue remains unclear, the WBC in a tweet on Wednesday said that
he had “tested positive” last month.
“BREAKING NEWS: Boxer Kevin Lerena tested positive in a test by @Vada_Testing done in
October 18, in Johannesburg, South Africa,” the WBC tweeted.
VADA is the Voluntary Anti-Doping Society – It is an organisation that works with the WBC on the Clean Boxing Programme.
Lerena, 26, who is the current IBO World Cruiserweight champion, became a professional boxer in 2009 and has a professional record of 21-1.
It will be recalled that he found himself in the spotlight back in 2014 during the Oscar
Pistorius murder trial when he testified in the state’s case against the former South African Paralympian star.
Sportsfora.com has contacted the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) and WBC for comment on the issue.