Former world champion Amir Khan has been given a two-year ban from all sport after UK Anti-Doping found him guilty of using a prohibited substance. Khan tested positive for the anabolic agent ostarine in February 2022, following his loss to Kell Brook in Manchester.
Khan argued that he had not intentionally ingested the substance, which was accepted by an independent panel during a hearing in January. Consequently, his provisional suspension was put into effect on April 6, 2022 and will conclude on April 5, 2024.
Khan is a highly decorated boxer having won the WBA light-welterweight championship twice, along with the WBC title back in 2011. One of the most successful British boxers, he announced his retirement in May last year. He has inspired many generations of fighters with his determination and passion for the sport.
Kell Brook is also no stranger to the world of boxing, having fought professionally since 2004. He has fought in 4 different weight divisions, and held titles in 3 of them including the IBF interim welterweight title. He fought during Khan’s retirement bout but was narrowly defeated. This defeat marked his last fight before eventually retiring himself in October 2022.
Both Khan and Brook have had tremendous success in the ring, proving to be two of the greats of British boxing. They stand as true symbols of resilience and perseverance, and have been an inspiration to many fighters over the years.