Don King, on Mike Tyson

"Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter?
He went to prison, not to Princeton."

"To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music
and the dancers hit each other."

Sunday, September 11, 2016


Default List of PEDs That Have Been Used in Boxing

Elite level boxers are often accused of taking PEDs but rarely do those accusers have knowledge of what specific type of PED it might be, so I gathered a list of all the known PEDs that have been used in boxing to help posters get a better grasp on the subject and prevent them from making uninformed conclusions.

List of known PEDs that boxers have tested positive for:
  • Testosterone - Improves nearly every aspect of the male physiology, widely considered to be the holy grail of PEDs.
  • HGH - Similar effects to testosterone, different hormone and more hazardous health risk.
  • EPO - Increases red blood cell count and greatly improves endurance.
  • Nandrolone - Rapidly increases muscle recovery and muscle mass
  • Boldenone - Similar effects as Nandrolone but different method of application.
  • Stanazolol - Increases muscle growth, bone density, red blood cells and fat loss while maintaining lean body mass.
  • Furosemide - Illegal diuretic used to rapidly decrease fluid retention, can be used to cut large amounts of water weight in a very little amount of time.
  • Winstrol - Similar effects as Stanazolol but different brand name.
  • The Cream - Elevates testosterone.
  • The Clear - Promotes growth of muscle tissue without increasing estrogen. Distributed to Olympic track athletes by Victor Conte and Angel "Memo" Heredia before the BALCO scandal.
  • Androstenedione - Anabolic steroid that increases strength.
  • Somatropin - Increases muscle mass and endurance.

Notable boxers who have tested positive for PEDs:
  • Roy Jones Jr. - Androstenedione (elevates testosterone levels)
  • Evander Holyfield - Elevated testosterone and somatropin
  • Shane Mosley - The Cream, The Clear, and EPO
  • James Toney - Nandrolone, Boldenone, Stanazolol
  • Vitali Klitschko - Variety of steroids
  • Mickey Bey - Elevated testosterone (symptoms of anabolic steroid use)
  • J'Leon Love - Hydrochlorothiazide (diuretic or masking agent for other PEDs)
  • Lamont Peterson - Synthetic testosterone
  • Brandon Rios - Dimenthylamylamine (diuretic/stimulant)
  • Antonio Tarver - Drostanolone (anabolic steroid)
  • Fernando Vargas - Stanozolol (synthetic anabolic steroid)
This thread is not intended to bash any boxer. If there are any names that you feel should be on the list add them in the comment section.

Last edited by IR0NFIST; 03-02-2015 at 11:39 PM.

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