13 Jan

"What the f***?" Hearn gets emotional about Beterbiev's test results.

Promoter Eddie Hearn, representing Callum Smith, commented on the results of Artur Beterbiev's blood and urine tests in December, when they turned out to be 'atypical.'

"I don't like these tests at all. For me, it should either be a completely clean test or a positive doping test. To prevent this information, we need to check it for the safety of our fighter. If you go to keviniole.com, all the results of all the tests are there; you can do your own research.

"We're not scientists, but when we see tests like this, the question arises: 'What the f***?' I was just glad that this information finally came out. We knew about it from mid-December, but it wasn't disclosed earlier," Hearn said.

Performance-enhancing drug (PED) expert Victor Conte commented on Eddie's statement:

"Atypical results are quite common in doping testing and are usually not disclosed because they are not a 'positive test result.' Some reasons for brief spikes in growth hormone and testosterone include sprint training and heavy squats.

On December 3, Beterbiev had negative tests, on December 6 - atypical tests, and shortly after that - numerous negative tests. In my view, Eddie Hearn's exclamations seem more like a show than something serious," Conte said.

The Beterbiev-Smith fight is scheduled for January 13th.