Middleweight Gilbert faces hearing on doping suspension

Updated: July 29, 2008, 12:14 PM ET
Associated Press

RENO, Nev. -- Middleweight boxer Joey Gilbert will face an Aug. 12 hearing by the Nevada Athletic Commission on his suspension for doping.

Gilbert was suspended after testing positive for an anabolic steroid, plus methamphetamine, amphetamine and three other substances before and after his knockout win against Charles Howe last September in Reno.

The commission later dismissed the methamphetamine charge, after receiving conflicting results for the substance.

Gilbert's lawyer Mark Schopper maintains the tests for the other substances also were flawed.

Gilbert gained international attention from the reality series "The Contender" in 2005.


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