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Boxing: Doping violation bans Amir Khan for two years

Amir Khan announced his retirement last year.

After losing to Kell Brook last year, Amir Khan tested positive for a prohibited substance and has been banned from boxing for two years. The 36-year-old’s suspension, which applies to all sports, begins on April 6, 2022, and ends on April 5, 2024.

As a result of his fight against Brook in February 2022, the Bolton-born former world champion took a urine test, which revealed the presence of ostarine, a banned substance. Brook defeated Khan via a knockout in the sixth round of their catchweight bout on February 19 2022. Following the contest, both fighters announced their retirements.

The UK Anti-Doping Authority stated: “Professional boxer and Olympic medallist Amir Khan has been banned from all sport for two years following Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) for the presence and use of a Prohibited Substance. On February 19, 2022, UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) collected an In-Competition urine sample from Mr Khan after his fight against Kell Brook at the Manchester Arena. Mr Khan’s sample returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) for ostarine. Ostarine is a selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM). The substance is listed on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) 2022 Prohibited List as an anabolic agent and is prohibited in sport at all times.”

Khan spoke to Sky News after discovering he has been banned from all sports for two years following his fight with Kell Brook last year after testing positive for a prohibited substance