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Bey, Molina and 14 Others Test Negative in Nevada

by David P. Greisman

All 16 boxers who fought on July 19 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas came up negative for the banned substances tested for in Nevada drug-screening panel, according to an email from state athletic commission Executive Director Keith Kizer.

The card featured a main event that saw lightweight John Molina rally back to score a last-minute stoppage of Mickey Bey. That bout was broadcast on Showtime’s “ShoBox: The New Generation,” as was the co-feature, in which Badou Jack outpointed Farah Ennis.

Bey tested positive in Nevada this past February for an extremely elevated level of testosterone, coming in at more than 30:1, the second-highest ratio the commission had ever seen, five times higher than the commission maximum of 6:1, and more than seven times the World Anti-Doping Agency maximum of 4:1.

His case was already chronicled earlier this year in a column on this website: http://www.boxingscene.com/fighting-words-bey-ped-case-skepticism-shades-gray--63929

Bey claimed that he had told a doctor at the Las Vegas Health Center — which is less a medical facility and more one of these anti-aging clinics that are popping up everywhere these days — that he could not receive any performance-enhancing drugs.

His medical documents support that claim, but nevertheless he was prescribed testosterone injections.

Three of the five commissioners voted for a rather lenient punishment. Bey was suspended three months and fined $1,000.

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter @fightingwords2 or send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by messimania on 07-31-2013

How can a three month ban be considered a punishment???????? Fighters don´t even fight within three months of their last fight. It´s obvious the pro boxing business isn´t ready to take the PED problem seriously. This makes it very difficult…

Comment by Weebler I on 07-30-2013

[QUOTE=damned1974;13606218]Wanna tell me where someone had their tests hidden through usada and how you had the "inside scoop" -or is it purely speculation?...[B]or is it from an article written that held no grounds and was withdrawn?[/B] lol[/QUOTE] Was the Hauser…

Comment by Jc8804 on 07-30-2013

Wasnt this a mayweather promotions Show??

Comment by damned1974 on 07-30-2013

[QUOTE=daggum;13606175]how do you think bey tested positive last time? through the commission. he wasn't fortunate to test positive through usada and have the results hidden like someone else.[/QUOTE] Wanna tell me where someone had their tests hidden through usada and…

Comment by brick wall on 07-30-2013

what?? bey didn't do ost? that's ironic being a member of the money team...and the worst part is he still got busted last time without ost.

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