Mosley Jr. Suspended Seven Months for Positive Test

by David P. Greisman

Middleweight prospect Shane Mosley Jr. has been suspended for seven months by the Nevada Athletic Commission due to his coming up positive for a banned amphetamine in testing done for his June 27 win over Jason Kelly in a modified version of boxing known as BKB, or Big Knockout Boxing.

Mosley blamed the positive test on the use of Adderall, a prescription drug for people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, which the 24-year-old says he has. Yet as commissioner Pat Lundvall noted, Mosley did not write in his pre-fight questionnaire that he had taken the drug, and Mosley testified this was because he thought it would be out of his system. Mosley also did not seek a therapeutic-use exemption from the commission.

The commission voted unanimously on the punishment during its Aug. 13 meeting.

The suspension dates backward to the day of the bout, meaning he would be eligible to fight again as of late January 2016 so long as he provides the commission with a clean drug test.

He was also fined a quarter of his $25,000 purse — $6,250 — and must reimburse the state attorney general’s office for costs associated with the hearing as well as for the cost of drug testing lab expenses.

Mosley remains 4-1 with 4 KOs in regularly sanctioned boxing matches. The BKB win, Mosley’s first appearance in that sport, was overturned into a no contest.

And as Dan Rafael of noted, the positive drug test, temporary suspension and subsequent actual suspension meant that he didn’t appear in a preliminary bout last month underneath Sergey Kovalev vs. Nadjib Mohammedi, nor will he be able to fight later this month when his namesake father has a fight with Ricardo Mayorga.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by tokon on 08-15-2015

[QUOTE=betmen;15967830]WTF??!! i see nobody bother to read the article, talking about steroid and muscle and racist sh1t. is amphetamines guys, commonly found in aderall. it used to increase alertness and decrease fatigue.[/QUOTE] Yes a very good drug to get a…

Comment by tokon on 08-15-2015

[QUOTE=OnePunch;15966783]he's lucky the new NSAC penalties havent taken effect yet or the suspension would have been 2 years......[/QUOTE] Yes, and still waiting to see something done about his Dad's record after admitting under oath taking steroids and EPO.

Comment by lutenco on 08-15-2015

This is not steroids, stop bs people here.

Comment by betmen on 08-14-2015

WTF??!! i see nobody bother to read the article, talking about steroid and muscle and racist sh1t. is amphetamines guys, commonly found in aderall. it used to increase alertness and decrease fatigue.

Comment by spytactics on 08-14-2015

[QUOTE=LarryXXX;15966880]Yea if that isnt grounds for a perma ban then what is?? I mean we all talk sh1t on here and say stuff that is boarderline,but he crossed the line sh1tted on it and sat there and said"WHAT" I mean…

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