Deconstructing The Impact Of Tarver’s Test
You’ve got to be kidding me. Another?!
First, Lamont Peterson, then Andre Berto, now Mason “The Line” Dixon? The world doesn’t makes sense anymore. Actually, the more I think about it, the more an Antonio Tarver positive test for performance enhancing drugs makes complete sense. At least far more sense than Peterson and Berto, if that’s any comfort.
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With the announcement this past weekend that the “Magic Man”—easily one of the more congenial fighters-turned-analysts in the game today—tested positive in his pre-fight sample for the anabolic steroid drostanalone—described as a weight-cutting agent—a sport that seemed unable to fall any further from grace slipped even deeper into the chasm of ridiculousness.
There’s really no point in rehashing what a banner summer 2012 has been for boxing’s self-inflicted injuries, be it prison sentences, questionable decisions or PEDs. Although it’s too early to