LAS VEGAS — A urine test conducted on David Bey following his fight with heavyweight champion Larry Holmes came up positive, the chairman of the Nevada Athletic Commission said today.
"Preliminarily we had a trace of something," chairman Sig Rogich said of the urinalysis given fighters following each match. "It may be minimal in scope, but we are obligated to test it.
"At this time, until we have the final test results, we have to give the benefit of the doubt to the boxer."
A final medical report is expected within a week. At that time the full commission will consider the matter.
"It could be something very, very minor--ingredients found in something sold over the counter such as a cold medicine," Rogich said.