Alycia Baumgardner has responded following her positive test for Mesterolone and Methenolone.
Dan Rafael had confirmed that the undisputed junior lightweight champion tested positive following a urine test conducted on July 12th, 2023, three days before her victory over Christina Linardatou.
Undisputed women's junior lightweight champion Alycia Baumgardner tests positive for banned steroid. Read my story, subscribe to my #boxing newsletter & support independent journalism: https://t.co/qruvn1Tbd3 pic.twitter.com/VFTWiquuBD
— Dan Rafael (@DanRafael1) August 16, 2023
Although that may have been the case, Baumgardner has maintained that she will get to the bottom of this.
“To be abundantly clear, I know that I never have, never would, and never will take this or any other drug. Not only would doing so be unethical, but it would also be completely contrary to how I’ve trained my entire career.
“As a professional athlete, I and I alone am responsible for what I put in my body, and my body is a temple. I am also a proud role model for any young woman or girl who seeks to follow in my footsteps.
“I take those responsibilities very seriously -which is why I know that I did not and would never put these substances in my body. I plan to keep you all updated every step of the way as I work to ensure my reputation as a clean athlete remains fully intact,” Baumgardner
I’m not overthinking this situation. I know me, and stand ten toes down!
— Alycia Baumgardner (@alyciambaum) August 16, 2023
This was on the basis that she alleged that her samples provided after the fight and one around a month before on June 16th, 2023, were negative.
As such, the boxer questioned the results claiming a positive test was ‘essentially impossible.’ Nevertheless, if strict liability is enforced, then Baumgardner may get a hefty ban.
Regardless of what the case may be, the boxer faces a fight on her hands to prove her innocence moving forward. And there is no getting away from that.
Social Media Response
THE FACT was revealed bruh. She fail her test. It was in her system.
— 🥊True Boxing Kings🥊 (@TrueBoxingKings) August 16, 2023
The facts have been given, she's guilty, you're better than this, there's no way out of this one.
— . (@_ydksab_) August 16, 2023
Idk champ… people can say one thing and do another
— Kolten (@KoltenTVC) August 16, 2023