Gomez faces two-year ban for positive test

Updated: December 16, 2005, 11:12 AM ET
Associated Press

HAMBURG, Germany -- Top Cuban heavyweight Juan Carlos Gomez could be banned for two years after testing positive for cocaine.

Both A and B samples showed traces of cocaine, his German promoter, Universum Box Promotion, said Friday. The Cuban is the fourth-ranked heavyweight by the World Boxing Council.

Gomez defeated Oliver McCall on Oct. 15, then was tested by the Federation of German Pro Fighters, which could impose the ban.

The 34-year-old Gomez was believed to be in the United States and could not be reached for comment, Universum chief Klaus-Peter Kohl said.

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