June 1, 2015
Boxing: Amir Khan accuses Kell Brook of using steroids?
On Friday evening, Amir Khan retained his WBC Silver welterweight title in a close fight against New York native Chris Algieri, who came in a new and improved fighter under the tutelage of new trainer John David Jackson. On Sunday, the British star tweeted a message that many in the boxing industry believe was an accusation of steroid use aimed at his domestic rival, IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook. Earlier this month, Brook’s close friend and Ingle Gym stablemate, undefeated IBF Youth super bantamweight champion Kid Galahad, tested positive for stanozolol in a urine examination last September, and was hit with a two-year suspension.. The suspension will run until September 2016, but Galahad has filed an appeal, claiming his brother spiked one of his protein drinks. Former light-middleweight champion Fernando Vargas also tested positive for stanozolol in his post-fight urine examination after getting stopped inside the 11th round by former six-division world champion Oscar De La Hoya in their highly-anticipated grudge match in 2002. Stanozolol, better known as Winstrol, is a synthetic anabolic steroid, which improves muscle growth, red blood cell production, increases bone density, and stimulates the appetite. Khan tweeted the following message on Sunday. “One down…Another to go, cheats always get caught out, just a matter of time,” Khan wrote. Both Khan and Brook fought over the weekend. With their victories, it has raised calls to see the two of them fight later this year, which would undoubtedly be one of the biggest fights in British boxing history. While Khan could have very well come out on the losing end against Chris Algieri, Brook didn’t break a sweat, stopping Frankie Gavin inside the sixth round. Despite being out-smarted in the first two rounds and not being able to find his range with the jab, Brook adjusted, and proceeded to nail Gavin at will with crisp uppercuts on the inside and big right hands, causing the referee to halt the fight.