KELL BROOK has raged at Amir Khan for his “disgusting” positive drugs test.
Khan, 36, who retired after losing to Brook by stoppage last year, has been handed a two-year doping ban after the banned substance ostarine was found in his system following the loss.
Kell Brook, left, stopped Amir Khan last year
And Brook, 36, did not pull any punches in his assessment of his long-time rival.
Speaking to iFL TV, he said: “I heard about it today, when everyone else heard.
“I’m disgusted, it’s been over a year since we boxed, it makes me feel sick.
“I’ve got three beautiful kids. He’s gone in there to try and hurt me. It’s a f***ing joke.”
Khan has claimed ingestion of the banned substance was not intentional.
Ostarine is a drug designed to have similar effects to testosterone, used by athletes and bodybuilders to boost muscle mass and performance.
However, it has also been used to treat muscle-wasting diseases and osteoporosis.
The result of Khan’s fight against Brook has now been wiped out.
His ban has been backdated to start immediately after the 2022 fight and will run until April 2024.
Khan has broken his silence on the matter, telling Sky Sports: “I’ve never cheated.
“I’m a retired fighter… you can see by my performance. My performance against Kell Brook wasn’t the best.
“I lost the fight… if I’d gone in and knocked him out if would be different.
“I’ve never cheated in my life… I was the one who wanted testing on the fight.
“The amount that was in my system could have been from shaking hands.”
Khan continued: “I didn’t know what the drug was in my system.
“I’ve never cheated in my life… I’d never cheat.
“Like I said, I am a retired fighter. I’ve got a two-year ban now which is quite strange and funny that they’ve banned me… I’m already retired anyway.”
On a potential return to the ring, Khan added: “[I’ve got] no comeback plans at all.
“But, like I said, I’ve never cheated and never will. That’s just not something I would do.”
UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) earlier confirmed the news in a statement.
It read: “Professional boxer and Olympic medallist Amir Khan has been banned from all sport for two years following Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) for the presence and use of a Prohibited Substance.
“On 19 February 2022, UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) collected an In-Competition urine Sample from Mr Khan after his fight against Kell Brook at the Manchester Arena.
“Mr Khan’s Sample returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) for ostarine.
“UKAD notified Mr Khan of the AAF on 6 April 2022 and that he may have committed ADRVs under the 2021 UK Anti-Doping Rules (ADR).
“UKAD issued him with a Provisional Suspension from all Code-compliant sport on the same date.
“On 20 July 2022, UKAD charged Mr Khan with the commission of two ADRVs: Presence of a Prohibited Substance and Use of a Prohibited Substance.
“Mr Khan accepted the violations charged but maintained that his ingestion of ostarine was not ‘intentional’.”
UKAD went on to reveal the case was referred to the National Anti-Doping Panel – with the charges upheld.
The statement continued: “As a consequence his case was referred to the National Anti-Doping Panel to be considered by an independent tribunal.
“Mr Khan’s case was heard by the independent tribunal on 24 January 2023 and in its written decision dated 21 February 2023, the panel found both violations proved, concluded that Mr Khan had established that they were not ‘intentional’ within the meaning of ADR Article 10.2.3 and imposed a two-year ban on him.
“The panel also disqualified Mr Khan’s result from the bout against Mr Brook.
“Mr Khan’s two-year ban is deemed to have commenced on 6 April 2022 (the date his Provisional Suspension was imposed) and will expire on 5 April 2024.”
In the weeks leading up to the Brook fight, Khan revealed he was yet to be drug-tested and that he was chasing officials to get it done.
He called the whole experience “a bit strange” as he was desperate for a “fair fight”.
Khan retired in 2022 with a record of 34-6 following defeat to Brook, bringing down the curtain on an illustrious career.
The Bolton star was catapulted into the spotlight after bagging silver at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004.
Khan won his first 18 fights but lost the biggest fights of his career against the likes of Canelo Alvarez, Terence Crawford and Brook.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Boxing?
Boxing is a sport where two people try to knock out each other by hitting them in their head and faces. The objective of boxing involves hitting your opponent as hard, but not causing any injury. In order for this to happen, both boxers must be able to throw punches at high speed. They also need to have good hand-eye coordination.
How long does it take you to learn how to box?
Boxing can be considered one of the oldest and most well-known martial arts. The first recorded boxing match was held in China around 2200 BC. Boxing has existed for thousands upon thousands of generations. Today, boxing is still popular among athletes and celebrities. It takes approximately 10 months to master boxing.
It takes so long for boxing to be learned because there are many types of movements involved. Each movement requires a specific set of muscles to work properly. This is why it takes time for these muscles to grow.
After you learn how to move your own body, you can practice any type of boxing. You’ll get better at each technique over time.
What are the potential benefits of learning to Box?
If you want to learn how to box, then you should consider the following reasons:
- It builds confidence. Learn to box can give you courage to confront bullies or any other person who might bully you.
- It improves your health. Boxing increases muscle mass. Muscle mass makes you more powerful.
- It helps you to learn self-defense skills. Learn how to fight to learn how you can protect yourself.
- It improves your mental toughness. You need mental toughness to face difficult situations.
- It can give you a feeling of accomplishment. Once you’ve mastered a certain technique, you’ll feel like a real boxer.
- It’s fun! There’s nothing better than getting punched in the stomach.
- It’s cheap. It only takes a pair if boxing gloves, and a punchingbag.
- It doesn’t take up too much space
How long does boxers train for a day?
Boxing trainers typically train for at least four hours per day. They learn new moves and practice their punches. Boxers sometimes spar 10 times per semaine.
Do you have the ability to train yourself to box?
You can learn how to box. Just find a local boxing studio and sign up for a class. Although most gyms offer free classes to their members, it is possible to search Google for other local boxing clubs.
Also, equipment like gloves and mouthpieces, headgear, as well as sparring partners will be required. Once you have the necessary equipment, you are ready to practice your punches or kicks.
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- It is just like normal sparring with a partner, but you want to throw punches at 75% of your normal speed. (wikihow.com)
These are the basics of boxing
How to box effectively
Boxing has become a very popular sport. It consists of two opponents who try to knock out each other’s head. There are different rules for boxing, and they vary from one country to the next. There are three types: Amateur, Professional, or Olympic boxing.
Amateur boxing is usually practiced at school, college or university. This type of boxing allows sparring without protection. Amateur boxing contests are usually three rounds in length, lasting five minutes each. There are many styles of amateur boxing such as Kickboxing or Muay Thai, Taekwondo and Karate, Judo and Wrestling, among others.
Most professional boxing takes place in gyms, clubs, and stadiums. They use protective equipment, such as mouthpieces, nose guards, shin protectors, elbow pads knee pads, waist belts and groin protectors. Professional boxing contests last six rounds and last for four minutes each. There are many styles of professional boxing: Boxing, MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), Kickboxing and Muay Thai.
Olympic boxing is performed at the Olympics. Special protective gear must be worn by boxers to ensure compliance with international standards. The eight rounds last three minutes each and are held over eight rounds. Olympic boxing is limited to two styles: Light Flyweight and Heavyweight.
The basic skills of boxing are:
- Techniques for punching
- Guarding techniques
- Moving your body
- Spare parts
There are seven types. Each punch has its own technique. Some punches require greater strength than others. An uppercut, for instance, requires tremendous strength. However, a straight punch is much more powerful and faster than other punches.
There are many combinations that can be used to punch. These are combinations that combine punches to accomplish a particular goal. A combination may have multiple parts. For example, a combination of a left and right hook will result in damage to the opponent’s jaw.
Boxers protect themselves by protecting their bodies. He does so by using his arms, elbows and hands as well as his knees, knees and legs.
A boxer must use his legs to defend against kicks. When he’s hit, he raises his right leg and runs away from the attacker. If the attacker is coming from the front, he will bend at the knees to avoid getting kicked on either side. If the attack is from the side, he will bend his knees to avoid being kicked on the side.
Because they inflict pain, elbow strikes can be very effective. An elbow strike may be delivered directly or in an indirect manner. Directly refers to hitting your opponent with the forearm, while indirect means you hit him using another part of your arms.
Boxers use their arms to stop incoming blows. Boxers use their hands to stop incoming punches. They raise their fists up above their heads and move towards the attack. Then they make contact with the attacker’s fist.
To absorb the impact of a punch to the stomach, abdomen, or chest, boxers should bend their knees. A lot of boxers use knee strikes to defend themselves.
If he is being attacked, a boxer must take a step back and counter-attack. This will help him gain distance from his opponent. A boxer must also maintain his balance when responding to an opponent’s counter-attack.
Boxing is only possible if a boxer has a clear stance. His stance will determine how he defends. It defines where he faces his opponent and how he positions his body. Boxers have many stances to choose from. Here are some of the most common ones:
- Low stance
- High stance
- Southpaw stance
- Western stance
A boxer must be able to move around his opponent in order to win a fight. This includes changing speed, position and rhythm.
Rotating his arm to increase the puncher’s reach is a key part of boxing. Depending on what punch is being thrown, the speed of rotation varies.
The timing of each individual punch affects the effectiveness or failure of a combination. A combination is good if it starts with a strong punch then ends with a weaker one.
Sparring is an exercise session to improve boxing skills. A sparring session is where a boxer trains both his mind and his body. The purpose of sparring is, in short, to learn how fight and not get hurt.
Learning to box takes dedication and patience. To become a better fighter, you have to train hard and continue to work.