British fighter gets 2-year doping ban

Updated: March 5, 2013, 8:10 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- British boxer John Donnelly has been suspended for two years after a positive doping test.

The UK Anti-Doping agency says Donnelly tested positive for benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, on Nov. 9, 2012. His ban will run until Nov. 26, 2014.

UKAD says the 28-year-old professional fighter failed an in-competition test for the substance, a violation that carries a two-year sanction.

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