MX23RW : Friday, September 21 00:51:05

David Price calls for more drug testing

Price calls for more drug testing
© PA Photos
David Price reveals that he has not been drug tested in over three years in professional boxing and calls for more to be done to combat the problem.

British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price has admitted that he has not been drug tested for over three years since turning professional.

Price has admitted that he thinks more can be done in Britain to help combat the use of performance-enhancing substances.

He told BBC Sport: "I haven't been randomly tested since I turned pro, not once in three-and-a-half years.

"I have had urine tests before title fights, but I'd like to see more random blood testing.

"I know expense is an issue, but more could be done, especially in light of what happened with Larry Olubamiwo. He was taking every drug under the sun and that could have ended up in disastrous consequences for someone, given the nature of the sport."

Olubamiwo was banned for four years this summer after being found guilty of multiple anti-doping violations, including the use of EPO.

Price is back in action on Friday November 30, defending his domestic belts against Matt Skelton.

Share this article now:
David Price
Read Next:
Price announces Skelton fight
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account