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Alycia Baumgardner Expresses Herself In Social Networks After Testing Positive For Banned Substances

Yesterday the news broke that the undisputed super featherweight world champion, Alycia Baumgardner had tested positive for 2 prohibited substances, today the world champion left the following message on her social networks. "On August 12 I was informed that an 'A Sample' provided on July 12 resulted in an 'Adverse Analytical Finding' for the metabolites mesterolone and methenolone acetate, two substances I have never heard of or used in anyway. The sample provided immediately from the bout on July 15 was found to be clean and negative for all illegal substances, as was my June 16 sample, making the July 12 result essentially impossible. To be very clear, I know that I have never taken, never will take this or any other drug. Not only would that be unethical, but it would also be completely contrary to how I have trained my entire career. "As a professional athlete, I and I alone are responsible for what I put into 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. , so I know that I did not and would never put these substances in my body" "I have a lot more to say about my background and the very thought of taking an illegal, banned or even dangerous substance would never make sense. So I have no intention of sitting quietly and allowing myself to pay for this, I plan to keep you all updated every stepping out of the way as I work to ensure my reputation as a clean athlete remains fully intact."

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