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 Last update:  12/5/2013       Read more by Terence Dooley         
Kenny Anderson Hit With a Two Year Doping Ban
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By Terence Dooley

The  UKAD has confirmed that Edinburgh’s Kenny Anderson, 18-1 (13), was hit with a two-year ban after a positive test for amphetamine following last year’s British Super-middleweight title win over Robin Reid.  Anderson stopped the former world titlist in the fifth round last October, but was stripped of the belt earlier this year before appealing against the UKAD’s findings.  The UKAD could not reveal the details of the ban prior to today as Anderson was going through the appeal process.

Anderson argued that a spiked cup of coffee was responsible for the failed test and pursued this line of defence during the appeal process only for the UKAD to rule against him.  The BBBoC could not confirm the situation in full during the appeal as they are not allowed to make anything public: ‘unless and until the decision that an Anti-Doping Rule Violation was committed is affirmed on appeal’.  Paul Smith subsequently won the vacant belt by beating Tony Dodson by sixth-round TKO in June.

Anderson has maintained throughout that a tampered drink on the eve of the fight led to his positive test, yet the UKAD handed down the ban.  Saying: ‘…it was decided that the boxer’s case was not proved on the balance of probabilities’ — the ban has been backdated to November 9th 2013.  Charles Flint QC, of the appeals panel, said: “This is the final decision.  The appeal has been dismissed.”  It means that Anderson would have to go through the Court of Arbitration for Sport now that the appeal process with the UKAD has been exhausted.

The 30-year-old’s trainer Kevin Maree said Anderson had vacated the title for “personal reasons” when speaking to BoxingScene in February; he had hoped to see his charge back in action as soon as possible.  This ban, though, has ruled Anderson out for another year and he was ordered to hand his £15,000 purse from the contest back to the BBBoC as per the UKAD’s final ruling.

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comment by ragingbull1, on 12-06-2013
A tampered cup of coffee the night before the fight..... mmmhhh, he would of been up all night chewing his face off! Trying to make out it had no impact on the fight! Its been known for boxers to take amphetamine's before a fight and that's why testing after the fight is mandatory! I wondered whe...

comment by nycsmooth, on 12-05-2013
good 4 the jerk...use it/lose it...more A/c's should b like the 1, tuff, not like NSAC, remember the farce w/JCC jr? & the marijuana???

comment by radioraheem, on 12-05-2013
For those interested, these are this year's current sanctions from both UKAD (UK Anti-Doping agency) and USADA (United States Anti-Doping agency). You'll see the similarities in the sanctions. It's usually no joke. [url][/ur...

comment by AddiX, on 12-05-2013
Seems harsh, because everyone else gets off easy. We've had 3 fighters go into a coma I'm the last month or so, and were slapping fighters on the wrist for taking PEDs. its just not right.

comment by radioraheem, on 12-05-2013
[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK]Two years? Yet Lamont Peterson is still the IBF Junior Welterweight Champion :rofl:[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=.:: JSFD26 ::.]Meanwhile we have people like Bey with testosterone levels off the charts and get a slap on the wrist. Posted from App for Android[/QU...

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