Amir Khan handed two years boxing ban due to drug overdose

Canada Global (Web News) The UK Anti-Doping organisation announced on Tuesday that British boxer Amir Khan has been suspended from all sports for two years after the illegal chemical ostarine was found in his sample following his match against Kell Brook in February.

After losing to fellow British Brook in the sixth round on February 19 and announcing his retirement in May, the 36-year-old former light-welterweight world champion Khan said he will not fight again until April 2024.

According to the UKAD website, ostarine is a medication intended to mimic the effects of testosterone. It is listed as an anabolic agent on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s restricted list and is never allowed in sports.

Khan acknowledged that he infringed anti-doping laws but insisted that it was not his aim. Before to his fight with Brook, Khan had voiced worries about the absence of drug testing.

In a written judgement dated February 21, 2022, an independent panel accepted Amir Khan’s case, disregarded “deliberate or reckless conduct,” and imposed a two-year suspension from all sports owing to “strict liability.”

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