Lucas Browne (24-0, 21 KOs) became Australia’s first world heavyweight champ when he won the WBA World heavyweight title by stopping Ruslan Chagaev (34-3-1, 21 KOs) via 10th-round TKO at the Colosseum Sport Hall in Grozny, Chechnya, on March 5. According to the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA), Browne’s “A” urine sample contained traces of Clenbuterol, a proscribed weight-reducing drug. Browne's statement to this news was: "“I would like to assure all my fans, the whole of the boxing world and all of Australia that I am not a drug user or a drug cheat! “The news of this positive test has shocked and devastated me, and I will be fighting for as long as it takes to clear my name. Prior to today I had not heard of the drug clenbuterol and had no idea what it was used for. I am now aware that it is essentially a weight-stripping drug, and as a heavyweight boxer the idea of me using it is utterly ridiculous. In addition, it was at our insistence that VADA testing was implemented for the fight.”
Browne promised to issue another statement in the near future. In case, if the Test B will be positive, that would mean for Browne disqualification, money fine and the worse thing for the fighter- WBA will take his title and belt away, but the fight against Chagaev will be announced as no contest!