Ali Funeka Fined and Suspended For Positive Drug Test

By Lem Satterfield

The verdict is in. The Nevada State Athletic Commission has handed down their punishment on lightweight Ali Funeka for testing positive for a banned diuretic following a March, 12-round, split-decision loss to Joan Guzman.

Funeka received a nine month suspension, a $35,000 fine, and he has to return the amount of $15,625 that he received for making weight, after Guzman failed to make the lightweight limit by nine pounds [144]. Funeka made $105,000 for the fight.

"I feel terrible for him, but if you break the rules, you break the rules -- even though you do so unknowingly," said Funeka's promoter, Gary Shaw. "Now he's in position to have to return a lot of the money that he made, which adds up to the amount of about a third of his purse."

Lem Satterfield is the boxing editor at AOL FanHouse and the news editor at To read more from Lem Satterfield, go to AOL FanHouse by Clicking Here.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Lorily on 06-10-2010

[quote=ngr22;8591499]It's a shame that Funeka gets fined and suspended for trying to make weight and Guzman who weighed in 9 pounds over the limit will have another title fight. It's this kind of bull crap that is discrediting boxing.[/quote] Ain't…

Comment by keepthemhandsup on 06-10-2010

[size="5"]impossible! He isn't asian!!!!!!! [/size]

Comment by keepthemhandsup on 06-10-2010

Impossible! He isn't asian!!!!!!!

Comment by ngr22 on 06-10-2010

It's a shame that Funeka gets fined and suspended for trying to make weight and Guzman who weighed in 9 pounds over the limit will have another title fight. It's this kind of bull crap that is discrediting boxing.

Comment by Devils Advocate on 06-10-2010

[QUOTE=johncods;8588094]BS... the NSAC are not doing their job. Funeka might be on steroids too.[/QUOTE] Funeka on Roids thats real funny considering the man looks like a walking skeleton.

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