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Ghanaian boxer – Samed Shakur could face between 2 to 4yr ban having violated anti-doping rules for the 2022 Commonwealth Games taking place in the West Midlands – Birmingham.

According to the Medical Commission [Birmingham 2022], the sample A of Samed, who competed for Ghana in the men’s light heavyweight division at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo was found to contain a prohibited substance [diuretic and masking agent – Furosemide].

The Ghanaian boxer was set to face Jean Luc Rosalba in the men’s 75-80kg, but could not appear at the weigh-in due to his failure to pass the anti- doping test.

As a result, the Mauritius boxer had a walkover.

Samed has been suspended and have been given the opportunity to provide further information, including requesting analysis of his B sample, before any charge is issued.

If the boxer and the Ghana Olympic Committee fail to provide the appropriate information, Shakul could be banned for two or four years.

By James K. Attaglo Wilson

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