News | Mar 30 2017

David Haye training partner handed doping ban

Joe Fournier, friend and training partner of David Haye, is suspended for 18 months
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LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT Joe Fournier, a nightclub owner who is close friends with David Haye, has been suspended for 18 months by a Belgian National Anti-Doping Organisation, NADO Flanders, following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV).

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) announced the news earlier today, confirming that on 25 June 2016, an in-competition test was conducted by NADO Flanders after a boxing match in Ninove, Belgium.

“Fournier subsequently tested positive for sibutramine, a weight-loss agent, and was charged with an ADRV pursuant to article 2.1 of the World Anti-Doping Code – ‘Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in an Athlete’s Sample,'” UKAD’s statement read.