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British Boxer Banned for 18 Months

Joe Fournier has been suspended for 18 months

Joe Fournier has been suspended for 18 months

A 34-year-old British boxer, Joe Fournier, has been suspended for 18 months by a Belgian National Anti-Doping Organisation, NADO Flanders, following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV).

On 25 June 2016, an in-competition test was conducted by NADO Flanders after a boxing match in Ninove, Belgium. Fournier subsequently tested positive for sibutramine, a weight-loss agent, and was charged with an ADRV pursuant to article 2.1 of the World Anti-Doping Code – “Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in an Athlete’s Sample”.

Fournier, from London, is banned from 6 December 2016 until midnight on 5 June 2018.

Further information can be found under current rule violations.