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October 7, 2012
British Boxer Ali Adams gets 2-year ban
LONDON — British heavyweight Ali Adams has been suspended for two years after testing positive for steroids. UK Anti-Doping says the Iraqi-born professional tested positive for stanozolol following his four-round loss to former Olympic champion Audley Harrison on May 26. The ban will run until June 13, 2014. UK Anti-Doping legal director Graham Arthur says the positive finding resulted from “a targeted, intelligence-led test.” Adams (13-4-1) contended the stanozolol may have come from medication he was using for a neck injury. But Arthur says stanozolol “is banned at all times in sport, there is no reason for it to be found in an athlete’s system.”