Panel hands Slowey three-year drug ban
GLASGOW boxer Jon Slowey has been hit with a three-year ban after testing positive for drugs following a European title bout,
The 26-year-old featherweight has been suspended from all sport until September 2018 by an independent National Anti-Doping Panel for what was his second violation involving recreational drugs.
He previously served a four-month suspension in 2010 after testing positive for cannabis.
Slowey’s sample was found to contain traces of metabolites of cocaine when he was tested after suffering a unanimous defeat at the hands of Carmine Tommasone in Campania in September last year.
Ukad chief executive Nicole Sapstead said: “Whether it was an athlete’s intention to cheat or not, they are solely responsible for any prohibited substance that is found to be in their system.”
Slowey, who last fought in March when he suffered a points defeat to Jamie McGuire at Bellahouston Leisure Centre, had been tipped as a future champion after compiling a record of 19 wins prior to his defeat by Tommasone.
His suspension has been backdated to the time of the offence.