Commonwealth super-bantamweight champion Zolane Tete reportedly tested positive for a banned substance in the build-up to his July 2nd fight versus Jason Cunningham.
The report comes courtesy of newspaper Daily Dispatch based in Tete’s home country South Africa.
The newspaper claims the 34-year-old tested positive in a test administered by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) during the build-up to his fourth-round stoppage of Cunningham.
The banned substance in question has not yet been identified at the time of writing.
Cunningham’s manager Stefy Bull reacted to the news on Twitter.
“Was this from the Cunningham fight? We’ve been told nothing”, Bull asked.
UKAD are not obliged to publicly report any adverse findings until ‘a case has fully concluded with no further right of appeal’ due to their rules on confidentiality.
Cunningham was treated by paramedics for several minutes following his stoppage defeat at Wembley Arena which saw him surrender his Commonwealth title to the South African.
Tete may be banned for up to four years by UKAD if he fails to prove his innocence.
His manager Mla Tengimfene has stated arrangements have been made for the B sample to be tested on Tuesday.