Doping: world Boxing champion Charr tested positive


For the end of September, the scheduled championship fight of a professional boxer Manuel Charr is going to burst. Reason: The Cologne-based Syrians is under doping suspicion. It is not the first Time that the Charr for impact provides lines.

Because of a positive doping control at the world Boxing champion Manuel Charr will be the world Cup is off fighting in Cologne. In a training control Charrs were detected in the A-sample, two banned substances. It was the for the 29. September in Cologne world Cup set to be cancelled-the struggle of the Syrian against the 45-year-old Puerto Rican Fres Oquendo. “I am shocked by the message total, and the wines just yet,” said Charr, the newspaper “Express”. “I can’t explain this to me and question me, how can that be? I’ve never taken anything.”

A year’s ban threatens

Charr now has the opportunity to have the B sample opening. “Of course, I hope that the B sample defines the result of the A sample. But it will take time,” said the Boxer. “I can ask my Fans only to believe me and to trust that everything educates.”

Manuel Charr after his world Cup victory in November 2017 in Oberhausen

The result of A should confirm the sample, is familiar with the world Association WBA Cologne in November last year, won championship belts in the heavyweight division, but for a maximum of one year suspend. For the vacant title, Oquendo can fight against one other opponent that the WBA.


Charr has already caused in the past year for the excitement, after he had won against the Russians Alexander Ustinov, the championship belt. At the time, he was the first German heavyweight champion since Max Schmeling to celebrate, even though he had no German passport. After he had sworn on television, he was German and had to pick up the passport only from the office, he admitted the hoax.

sn/asz (dpa, sid)