Following his fight against Kell Brook in February 2022, Amir Khan Boxer has been banned for two years due to the presence of a prohibited substance in an anti-doping test. The banned substance identified in the test was Ostarine. This news came as a significant blow to Khan’s career and reputation, as he was once the light-welterweight world champion. However, it’s important to note that anti-doping measures are in place to ensure fair play in sports, and athletes are required to follow strict guidelines. Let’s find out more about this story and see how it develops in the coming days.
Amir Khan Boxer Retires from Boxing, Receives Ban for Breaking Anti-Doping Rules
Former light-welterweight world champion Amir Khan Boxer retired from boxing in May 2022. However, he was recently banned for two years after an anti-doping test revealed the presence of a prohibited substance, ostarine, following his fight against Kell Brook in February 2022. Although Khan accepted that he broke anti-doping rules, he maintained that it was not intentional. An independent tribunal accepted his argument and ruled out any “deliberate or reckless conduct” by the 36-year-old boxer.
Boxer Denies Cheating and has No Plans for a Comeback
In a statement to Sky Sports News, Khan denied any cheating and affirmed that he has never cheated and never will. He called the situation “strange and funny” because he had already retired from boxing before receiving the ban. Despite the ban, Khan stated that he had no plans for a comeback, and his retirement was already planned before the anti-doping incident.
Moving Forward from the Ban. Khan’s career in boxing has come to an end, the anti-doping incident has likely affected his reputation. However, he has expressed a desire to move forward and put boxing behind him. It remains to be seen what the future holds for Amir Khan.
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Amir Khan’s Boxing Career and Public Profile
Amir Khan Boxer, who won a silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics as a 17-year-old, turned professional in 2005. In 2009, he became world champion, defeating Andreas Kotelnik at Manchester Arena for the WBA light-welterweight title. His win over Zab Judah in 2011 earned him the IBF belt and unified champion status. Khan then lost the titles in his next fight to Lamont Peterson. He was beaten by Kell Brook via a sixth-round knockout in what proved to be his final professional bout.
Khan retired from the sport three months later, finishing his career with 34 professional wins and six losses. Despite his retirement, he has maintained a strong public profile through his appearances in the Australia-based reality game show I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! and his own BBC reality TV show, Meet the Khans: Big in Bolton.
Khan is due to make a second appearance on I’m a Celebrity this month, this time-based in South Africa.
Ukad announcement gives a twist to Amir Khan’s retirement
Amir Khan Boxer has been one of Britain’s greatest who eventually went on to become a world champion, fighting against some of the best boxers such as Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Terence Crawford. In his last fight, he faced Kell Brook, ending his career on a high note with a typically thrilling end.
However, the recent announcement by the UK Anti-Doping Agency (Ukad) that Khan tested positive for Ostarine on fight night, adds a new dimension to his swansong. Testing positive on fight night is rare as it is a time when big boxing stars can expect to be tested. Despite being cleared of intentional ingestion, the strict liability rule carries a mandatory two-year ban regardless of intent.