Opinion

The top 10 boxing lowlights of 2015

It hasn't all been glorious, John Dennen counts down the worst moments of the year
  1. Punishment of drug cheats

It emerged that Tony Thompson had committed an anti-doping violation and yet his punishment was only revealed after his ban was over (apparently Thompson could have got a retroactive therapeutic use exemption). This is an example of boxing failing to get to grips with the issue. Doping is a major problem in sport and serious sanctions have to be put in place, such as lengthy bans.

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