Amir Khan banned for two years following anti-doping violation

Amir Khan banned for two years following anti-doping violation

British boxer, Amir Khan, has been slammed with a two-year ban after an anti-doping test showed the presence of a banned substance in the aftermath of his fight against Kell Brook in February 2022.

The former light-welterweight world champion tested positive for ostarine.

The boxer who retired in May, admitted he broke anti-doping rules but noted his action was not deliberate.

An independent tribunal accepted that argument, ruling out “deliberate or reckless conduct” by the 36-year-old fighter.

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“I’ve never cheated,” Khan told Sky Sports News. “But I’ve got a two-year ban now, which is quite strange and funny because I’m already retired anyway.

The UK Anti-Doping (Ukad) website states ostarine is a drug designed to have similar effects to testosterone.

Khan, who was 17 years old when he won a silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, began competing professionally in 2005.

He won the WBA light-welterweight championship in 2009 by defeating Andreas Kotelnik at Manchester Arena.

He received the IBF belt and the title of “Unified Champion” in 2011 after defeating Zab Judah. Khan then lost the championships to Lamont Peterson in his subsequent match.

Amir Iqbal Khan PP (born 8 December 1986) is a British former professional boxer who competed from 2005 to 2022.

He held unified light-welterweight world championships between 2009 and 2012, including the WBA (later Super) and IBF titles. At regional level, he held the Commonwealth lightweight title from 2007 to 2008.

He also held the WBC Silver welterweight title from 2014 to 2016, and once challenged for the WBC and Ring magazine middleweight titles in 2016.

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