A Tony Bellew drugs testing related email to drug testers got a rather, well, unexpected and immediate reaction for the boxer.
Drugs testing is in the news a lot lately in professional boxing, and in every professional sport it seems.
WBC cruiserweight world champion Tony Bellew turned now heavyweight boxer, is in a division that has seen different bits of controversy in drug testing this year relating to alleged situations with Shannon Briggs and more recently, Cuban Luis Ortiz.
VADA and WADA are typically the two main anti-doping bodies that conduct drug testing from a worldwide basis in sports but in the UK – it is usually UKAD that handle the testing.
Former heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury has an ongoing case with UKAD for example. One that seems to be never ending with the boxer nearly out of the ring for almost two years.
While Tony Bellew didn’t make clear this morning who exactly he emailed, he made abundantly clear what the result was:
So I send an email to the drug testers yesterday telling them to ban cheats for life. There response? A knock on my door to test me at 6am😏
— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) October 3, 2017
Talk about a swift response?
Bellew is currently in the beginning stages of his training program for his upcoming heavyweight rematch with London’s David Haye this December.
Bellew surprised the world earlier this year when he stopped Haye back in March at London’s O2 Arena.
The rematch will take place at the same venue on Sunday, December 17th.