British Boxer, Khan Gets 2 Years Ban For Using Dope

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Former light-welterweight world champion, Amir Khan has been slammed with a two-year ban after testing positive for hard drugs.

The 36-year-old boxer had tested positive for the anabolic agent ostarine after his loss to Kell Brook in Manchester in February 2022.

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According to the UK Anti-Doping Khan’s ban have commenced on April 6 2022, when his provisional suspension was imposed and will last till the 5th of April 2024.

“Mr Khan’s two-year ban is deemed to have commenced on April 6 2022 (the date his provisional suspension was imposed) and will expire on April 5 2024.”

Ostarine is a drug designed to have similar effects to testosterone.

Khan, who announced his retirement in May last year, accepted a violation of anti-doping rules but said he had not intentionally ingested the substance, an argument accepted by an independent panel following a hearing in January.

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“I have never cheated. I am a retired fighter. You can see by my performance against Kell Brook [that it] wasn’t the best. I lost the fight. If I went in there and knocked Kell Brook out it is different. I have never cheated in my life, I am the one who wanted the testing done.”

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