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British boxer charged with drugs offence

Mon, 28 Feb 10:47:00 2011


Britain's best hope of gold in the super-heavyweight boxing division at London 2012 has been charged with a drug offence.



Anthony Joshua, the current British champion, has been suspended by the British Amateur Boxing Association after being charged with possession with intent to supply.


The 21-year-old will appear in court in Hendon on Wednesday to answer the charge.

"We have been made aware of an incident and we are conducting an investigation," said a BABA spokesman.


"Given the nature of the charge, we've suspended the person involved."

The 6'6", 16 stone fighter is considered a genuine medal prospect for next year's Olympics.

He was recently offered £50,000 to turn professional, but instead chose to carry on training with the GB development squad in order to target Olympic glory.




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