Heavyweight Juan Carlos Gómez has been at the center of reports regarding a positive drug test following his bout with Oliver McCall on October 15 and allegations of the possibility of his suspension in Germany. However, Gomez said, "I have still not received any official word from the German Boxing Federation or Universum. Considering I have spoken with Klaus-Peter Kohl himself in recent days and no mention was made of me being suspended in Germany, this is all very odd. The minute I get my immigration papers from the United States, I am on my way to Germany. These rumors are an attack on my character and I will not stand for them." Universum, Gomez's promoter, presented a card this past Saturday featuring heavyweight contender featuring Ruslan Chagaev, who defeated Rob Calloway. Gomez is not impressed by Chagaev, "That man is a stiff, I would beat him and all the other heavyweights Universum has in one day," commented Gómez. "I am in good shape, I have been training and want to return to the ring as soon as possible."