Alycia Baumgardner tested positive for Mesterolone in a Drug-Free Sports test three days before her fight with Christina Linardatou.
Jessica McCaskill went on ‘ThaBoxingVoice’ yesterday night to discuss Baumgardner’s failed test and seemed to suggest that Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing may have played a part in the adverse analytical finding.
In comments that have since been retracted, McCaskill insinuated that Baumgardner having one fight left with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing was potentially linked with her returning an adverse analytical finding.
Frank Warren On Alycia Baumgardner
Frank Warren “What I’m getting sick of is all the nonsense that’s being spouted out about who’s doing what.”
“That drug-free sport tests various other athletes and their lab reports go back to the organisations. The lab reports for her went back to Matchroom.”
“What concerns me is that drug-free sport do not have the standards and do not test for the substances that VADA test for and UKAD test for.”
Warren argues that Drug-Free Sport are not as rigorous or prestigious an agency as VADA or UKAD. VADA is the preferred choice for promoters in terms of testing but is only feasible in limited fighters financially.
“It’s no good that someone takes a sample and puts it on a shelf for 9 days before sending it to the laboratory because all you’re doing is giving a lawyer an opportunity to take that whole process apart.”
“If she was to have a hearing, and at that hearing if she’s found to be (guilty), she should be banned.”
“What I found concerning is that she allegedly was going to leave Matchroom and go and sign with JP.
“So you look into that which way you want.”
Warren concludes by hinting at something similar to McCaskill’s comments on ThaBoxingVoice linking the time she had remaining on her Matchroom deal with her failing a drugs test.