On behalf of Goodwin Promotions and trainer Don Charles we were extremely disappointed to learn of Ali Adams positive drugs test for a banned substance.
Together we have put a lot of time, money and effort into Ali.
What we expected was for him to train hard and give everything to us and behave in a totally professional manner.
Don Charles gave up a week sparring with Ali in Germany and spent a 12 week training camp with Ali. We made a financial loss on the Brentwood promotion where we brought Audley Harrison in from America to give Ali his big chance.
The ethos of Goodwin Promotions is to give boxers a chance on a big stage that they would not have had without us and for the first boxer that we have given this chance to being tested positive is a massive let down to us.
We feel let down by Ali whether it is naive or not.
We are totally against the use of PED’s in boxing and a boxer should be smart enough to ensure any substance that enters his body is not a banned one.
2012 has see many boxers come under suspicion and some banned and we back everything that the drugs agencies are doing to clean up the sport.
Whatever punishment Ali Adams receives will be supported by Goodwin Promotions and trainer Don Charles.