Former world welterweight champion Andre Berto has been granted
a licence to box in the state of California despite him failing a
drugs test earlier in the year.
Berto tested positive for the steroid norandrosterone when
subjected to a random urine test by the Voluntary Anti-Doping
Association in May.
The body was given the task of overseeing drug testing for
Berto's eagerly anticipated rematch with Victor Ortiz - something
which both boxer's had agreed to.
Because of the positive test, the June 23 contest had to be
scrapped and instead Ortiz fought Josesito Lopez.
Berto has always denied being a drugs cheat.
"As someone who truly believes in clean sport, I have never used
any type of performance-enhancing drugs," he said in a
"Everything I've achieved was the result of hard work and
determination. I am excited that this whole situation is behind me,
and I look forward to returning to the ring soon with another
exciting performance, so stay tuned."