The revelation of Andrzej Wawrzyk on steroid stanozolol came as a great shock for his fans that were up to witness the challenge for his WBC title ahead.
The anticipation of Wawrzyk Vs Wilder turned into disappointment when the former tested positive for stanozolol.
What is stanozolol – the drug found in Andrzej Wawrzyk system prior to his bout with Deontay Wilder.
The 30 years old heavyweight boxer who was scheduled to participate in the Premier Boxing Champions was reported to be on a performance enhancing agent prior to his fight.
While the urine and blood samples of both the participants were collected to abide the policies of WBC’s Clean Boxing Program, the traces of stanozolol metabolites were found in the urine sample of Wawrzyk.
— Mauricio Sulaiman (@wbcmoro) January 25, 2017
The confirmation of Andrzej Wawrzyk’s involvement in drug use indicates that the authorities will now have to search a new rival for Wilder, as the event will be conducting on its due date.
So what is Stanozolol and what benefits do it offers sportsmen in general, let’s find out!
What is Stanozolol?
Stanozolol is a powerful drug encompassing the anabolic and androgenic powers in one.
The drug is no different from the naturally produced hormone testosterone in our body, thereby, the effects produced by Stanozolol are exactly what higher levels of testosterone could do you.
Similar to most of the anabolic steroids introduced originally, Stanozolol was not meant for general use.
It was a substance that was produced for the treatment of medical problems like hereditary angioedema and aplastic anemia.
Hereditary angioedema is a condition that is described by the repeated occurrence of extreme swelling whereas aplastic anemia is a state characterized by the abnormalities triggered by poor growth of bone marrow.
In addition to the said conditions, the drug is also found to be an efficient part of growth failure and vascular disorder treatments.
Why are the side effects of Stanozolol?
Stanozolol is one of the steroids that are heavily considered and used by sportsmen of different fields.
Owing to all its positive effects that can rightly favor athletes, Stanozolol can be rightly regarded as a performance enhancing agent.
But in spite of that, it causes side effects that are brought by all the other steroids of its kind.
- Abdominal pain
- Liver and heart problems
- Menstrual irregularities
- Extreme fatigue
- Testicular atrophy
- Sleeping problems
Why is Stanozolol banned?
The drug falls under the category of schedule III controlled substance under the Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2004/2014.
It is interesting to note that the use of Stanozolol in sports was first banned in 1974 when a former sprinter was found to be on the substance while participating in the Olympic Games.
The sportsman was Ben Johnson.
Besides, it is also forbidden by the Anti-Doping Agency and hence, the use of Stanozolol inside or outside the ring is considered an offence.
What is the verdict of Andrzej Wawrzyk case?
The heavyweight boxer Andrzej has been withdrawn from the upcoming challenge while the event is said to take place on its said date.
Sadly for Deontay Wilder, things are no different than when he was up for the challenge with Alexander Povetkin who was also found on steroids and dismissed before the fight.
As of now, we wish the jury could replace someone as compatible and as law abiding as Wilder, so that the audience could get a chance to watch a fight that is ‘clean’ and ‘fair’!