Following some minor controversy around Artur Beterbiev and an ‘atypical’ finding in one of his most recent drug tests, Frank Warren has now claimed Tony Bellew’s comments around the Russian getting ‘more destructive’ are ‘a stupid thing to say.’
Beterbiev is coming off another knockout victory – his 20th out of 20 fights. This time it came against former super middleweight champion Callum Smith in the seventh round out in Montreal as Beterviev defended his three world title belts.
Beterbiev came out of the blocks quicker than usual and began landing his thudding shots early on. Smith settled enough to stay out of too much trouble for the first few rounds.
Eventually, the fearsome puncher caught up with him and put him on the canvas for the first time in his career, which led his corner to throw in the towel moments after he got up.
News broke before the fight that a VADA test in December had revealed ‘atypical findings’ in Beterbiev’s blood, but after further investigations he was cleared of any wrongdoings.
Speaking to Boxing King Media, Warren has now responded to those comments.
“You can’t make those allegations unless there is some sort of proof. It’s a stupid thing to say. If there is proof then great, let him face the consequences, but just saying it and just putting it out there is ridiculous.”