Boxer slapped with four-year drugs ban… three months after his death at the age of 34

Boxer slapped with four-year drugs ban… three months after his death at the age of 34

UK ANTI-DOPING chiefs banned a boxer for four years despite him dying three months earlier.

Mexican Moises Calleros sadly passed away, aged 34, of a suspected cardiac arrest in February.

GettyMoises Calleros was beaten by Galal Yafai in April 2023[/caption]

Calleros had been beaten by Brit Galal Yafai in four rounds in April of 2023.

The flyweight had one bout after losing to Yafai when he beat Gerardo Verde on December 16, 2023 in Mexico.

And he was believed to have been preparing to for another fight when he was sadly found dead in his home.

Ten months after the loss to Yafai, it emerged Calleros had failed a United Kingdom Anti-Doping test from that fight.

And, with UKAD seemingly unaware of his death, Calleros tested positive for cocaine and was slapped with a four-year suspension.

In a statement, they wrote on X: “Anti-Doping Rule Violation!

“Mexican Professional Boxer Moises Calleros has been banned for four years, following Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) for the presence and Use of Prohibited substance, cocaine and its metabolite.”

Fans were quick to point out Calleros’ sad passing, with UKAD quickly deleting their post.

And in a new statement the organisation said: “UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has today received information regarding the death of Mexican professional boxer Moises Calleros.

“UKAD received this information shortly after publishing details of the outcome from a case concerning Mr Calleros in accordance with the UK Anti-Doping Rules.

“Unfortunately, UKAD had no information regarding Mr Calleros’ sad passing at the time of publication and has now removed all details of this case from its channels.”

Galal Yafai’s 4th-round Stoppage of Moises Calleros.pic.twitter.com/8npwM9yrnq

— EverythingBoxing (@EverythingBoxi2) April 1, 2023

Calleros boxed the majority of his career in Mexico baring two fights in Japan and the loss to Yafai in London.

On March 2, the boxer’s Facebook account posted a tribute to his life as tributes poured in.

He had a record of 37 wins, 11 losses and one draw, once challenging for the WBO interim minimum-weight title.

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