Manuel Charr Suspended By WBA For Failed Drug Test

WBA "regular" heavyweight titleholder Manuel Charr has been suspended by the governing body.

Per an official ruling, the organization has suspended the secondary heavyweight champion for at least six months after failing a drug test a couple of months ago. Charr was supposed to fight Fres Oquendo in Germany earlier this year, but the failed drug test stopped the title bout from happening.

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According to previous reports, Charr tested positive for the anabolic steroids epitrenbolone and drostanolone. Charr had since then denied taking any illegal substances. The WBA ruling stated that the second sample collected from Charr also tested positive. 

Currently, the WBA's "super" champion at heavyweight is Anthony Joshua while the interim WBA titleholder is Trevor Bryan, who defeated BJ Flores for the vacant belt earlier this year. There is no announcement on whether or not Charr will remain the champion or be stripped of the title.

Heavyweight contender Jarrell Miller was originally set to face off against Oquendo on November 17 on a boxing card promoted by Matchroom Boxing USA set to be streamed on DAZN. The fight would have been for the "regular" title, but Charr has yet to be stripped of the title and the fight would eventually fall through. Miller is now fighting Bogdan Dinu on that same card, now taking place in Kansas. 

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