Skip to main contentAccess keys helpA-Z index

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
watch listen BBC Sport BBC Sport
Low graphics|Help
---------------
CHOOSE A SPORT
RELATED BBC SITES
Last Updated: Wednesday, 8 August 2007, 15:18 GMT 16:18 UK
Toney doping ban halved on appeal
James Toney
Toney is now free to fight again on 24 November
Three-time world champion James Toney is free to fight from 24 November after having a one-year doping ban reduced to six months on appeal.

The state of California Athletic Commission issued the ban after he tested positive for steroids following his win over Danny Batchelder in May.

Batchelder also tested positive and has been suspended until 22 May, 2008.

Toney tested positive for nandrolone in 2005, which cost him victory over then WBC heavyweight champion John Ruiz.

Toney, who denied knowingly ingesting any banned substance, beat Batchelder on a split decision, a result which still stands despite the positive test results.

The 38-year-old is a former middleweight, super middleweight and cruiserweight world champion and has 70 wins from 79 fights.



SEE ALSO


RELATED INTERNET LINKS:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

BBC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Daily and weekly e-mails | Mobiles | Desktop Tools | News Feeds | Interactive Television | Downloads
Sport Homepage | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League | Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Snooker | Horse Racing | Cycling | Disability sport | Olympics 2012 | Sport Relief | Other sport...

Help | Privacy & Cookies Policy | News sources | About the BBC | Contact us