UK boxer suspended 4 yrs, fights annulled for 5 yrs, over PEDs


British heavyweight boxer Larry Olubamiwo has been suspended for four years after admitting using more than a dozen doping substances.

UK Anti-Doping says Olubamiwo tested positive for the blood-boosting drug EPO on Jan. 30 following a bout with countryman Sam Sexton.

The agency says Olubamiwo later admitted to using 13 banned substances, including human growth hormone and anabolic steroids, over a six-year period.

The 33-year-old fighter is banned from participation in all sports until Feb. 28, 2016. All of his boxing results dating to Jan. 1, 2006, have been annulled.

Olubamiwo had a record of 10-3.

UKAD says it investigated Olubamiwo based on intelligence gleaned from the 2007 U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration probe into drug trafficking called Raw Deal.

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Chimp Strength site profile image  

6/19/12 5:13 AM by Chimp Strength

In response to Diaz made me BJ the welshmans thread I think.

Jaybrone site profile image  

6/19/12 5:12 AM by Jaybrone

If it was Nick's first offense the NSAC likely would have reduced his suspension to 6 months and reduced the fine. However it wasn't Nick's first offense hence why the NSAC dropped the hammer on him. Weed as a PED is silly but its against the rules.  

Chimp Strength site profile image  

6/19/12 5:06 AM by Chimp Strength

In response to Diaz made me BJ the welshmans thread I think.

Ghengiseanie site profile image  

6/19/12 4:56 AM by Ghengiseanie

There shoul clearly be two leagues/orgs o whatever, Those who ped, those who dont, those who dont are testedf to olympic standards and further. Should you  be caught ONCE, lifetime ban from the clean version. 

Spartan79 site profile image  

6/19/12 4:47 AM by Spartan79

They all do it! Some are just better at hiding it. When they do clamp down each the body types change lol

Spartan79 site profile image  

6/19/12 4:44 AM by Spartan79

Is that a joke!

Chimp Strength site profile image  

6/19/12 4:27 AM by Chimp Strength

This is the problem, he only got caught for EPO but, by the sounds of it he was taking all kinds of PEDs for years!I can only imagine the number of other athletes taking PEDs that aren't tested for... Organising bodies need to wake up and start blood testing athletes more, or legalise PEDs.

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6/19/12 4:04 AM by Barry_BondsMVP

 why are you doing my Job, UG News lol?

Musashi site profile image  

6/19/12 3:55 AM by Musashi

There will be a huge crack down. There is no telling whose record will be anulled or which belts will be stripped. Obviously that isn't happening in MMA yet.

Neph site profile image  

6/19/12 3:49 AM by Neph

So apparently honesty isn't the best policy.