Heavyweight Browne seeking legal advice amid doping reports

Updated Mar. 5, 2020 12:51 a.m. ET

SYDNEY (AP) Heavyweight world champion Lucas Browne says he is seeking legal advice amid reports he failed a doping test around the time of his technical knockout win over Ruslan Chagaev for the WBA's regular title in Grozny on March 5.

ESPN on Tuesday reported Browne's A-sample was positive to clenbuterol in a test conducted by the Las Vegas-based Voluntary Anti-Doping Association.

ESPN said it obtained a copy of a letter written by VADA president Margaret Goodman to organizers of the fight advising of the positive result.

Browne, Australia's first heavyweight boxing world champion, responded with a Twitter post saying: ''I don't understand today's news, and I'm seeking legal advice...''