Jury Rules In Favor Of US Boxer In Fight Cancellation Row
By Fola Akinnibi (February 13, 2017, 7:19 PM EST) -- A New York federal jury ruled in favor of American heavyweight boxer Deontay Wilder on Monday in his dispute with Russian rival Alexander Povetkin over their canceled May 21 bout, which was called off after Povetkin tested positive for a banned substance.
The jury, after an extremely short deliberation, found in favor of Wilder, his attorney Peter B. Schalk of Judd Burstein PC, told Law360 on Monday. The ruling was based on a limited question — whether or not Povetkin took meldonium, an over-the-counter heart medication that's now on the World Anti-Doping Agency's prohibited list, after the substance's Jan. 1, 2016,...
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