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David Price Calls For Better Drug Testing in Pro Boxing

British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price is calling for better drug testing, telling BBC Sports that the British Boxing Board of Control should increase the number of random blood tests it carries out. He points to the recent rash of positive drug tests, including heavyweight Larry Olubamiwo - who in June was banned for four years for multiple anti-doping violations.

Olubamiwo tested positive for the blood-boosting substance EPO and later admitted to using 13 banned substances, including human growth hormone and anabolic steroids, over a six-year period competing as an amateur and professional boxer.

"I haven't been randomly tested since I turned pro," Price told BBC Sport. "Not once in three-and-a-half years. I have had urine tests before title fights, but I'd like to see more random blood testing.  I know expense is an issue, but more could be done, especially in light of what happened with Larry Olubamiwo. He was taking every drug under the sun and that could have ended up in disastrous consequences for someone, given the nature of the sport."

"It makes you think, is it just the tip of the iceberg? That's why I would welcome more stringent testing, to clear the sport of cheats if they are out there."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ray* on 10-27-2012

[QUOTE=Clegg;12642661]It's ridiculous that amateurs get tested more often than professionals. Fair enough you expect an Olympic medalist to take more random tests than a pro journeyman, but it seems like there's random testing for all top amateurs and no random…

Comment by Weebler I on 10-27-2012

Well said Price.

Comment by BoxingGenius27 on 10-27-2012

In B4: "He's looking to duck Wlad and Vitali" "Let the commission do their job"

Comment by Gypsy John Fury on 10-27-2012

Look him up.

Comment by Clegg on 10-27-2012

It's ridiculous that amateurs get tested more often than professionals. Fair enough you expect an Olympic medalist to take more random tests than a pro journeyman, but it seems like there's random testing for all top amateurs and no random…

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