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Povetkin's 'B' sample comes up positive for meldonium

Alexander Povetkin, whose mandatory shot at Deontay Wilder was canceled after his "A" sample came up positive for meldonium, had his "B" sample return positive for the banned substance Thursday.

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Wilder: Povetkin 'should be suspended'

Deontay Wilder said it was a "horrible feeling" to have his fight against Alexander Povetkin canceled and he hopes Povetkin gets a lengthy suspension.

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Burns eyeing Broner payday

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Bunce: Haye sends in the clowns

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Eubank 'shocked' by Blackwell criticism

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6dDan Rafael

Chat wrap: Dan Rafael talks boxing

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Wilder: Postponing Povetkin fight was the right thing to do (1:45)
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David Haye: The maverick heavyweight

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Eubank Jr. targeting Golovkin fight

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Pacquiao elected to Senate seat in Philippines

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Wilder fight postponed due to doping scandal (2:47)

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Dan Rafael ESPN Senior Writer 

In a statement given to ESPN.com, Lucian Bute said of his failed drug test: "I am surprised and sad about that news. I can't understand how the test could have been positive. I have been tested exhaustively since I was world champion and never was tested positive. I have never taken anything prohibited. I trust every member of my team and I am convinced when the ‘B' sample will be tested it will prove me right and will turn out negative."

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Manny Pacquiao has decided not to box at the Rio Olympics and will "prioritize his legislative duties" instead

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If the Showtime vs TR suit gets to court probably will be more interesting than the MayPac fight the suit is over!!

Dan Rafael ESPN Senior Writer 

Alexander Povetkin's ‘B' sample VADA test result came back today and, to zero surprise, the official paperwork, obtained by ESPN.com, says it is also positive for meldonium.