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June 18, 2012
Boxer (Larry Olubamiwo) gets 4-year ban
LONDON — British heavyweight boxer Larry Olubamiwo has been suspended for four years after admitting using more than a dozen doping substances. UK Anti-Doping says Olubamiwo tested positive for the blood-boosting drug EPO on Jan. 30 following a bout with countryman Sam Sexton. The agency says Olubamiwo later admitted to using 13 banned substances, including human growth hormone and anabolic steroids, over a six-year period. The 33-year-old fighter is banned from participation in all sports until Feb. 28, 2016. All of his boxing results dating to Jan. 1, 2006, have been annulled. Olubamiwo had a record of 10-3. UKAD says it investigated Olubamiwo based on intelligence gleaned from the 2007 U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration probe into drug trafficking called Raw Deal. http://espn.go.com/boxing/story/_/id/8065842/british-boxer-larry-olubamiwo-suspended-doping