Wednesday, December 06, 2006
The Nevada State Athletic Commission just took out two birds with one stone in another case where banned substances are still being used…
WBC Light-Flyweight Champion Omar Nino was suspended yesterday after testing positive for methamphetamine right after his bout against Brian Viloria last month. Nino will not be permitted to fight until after a hearing takes place in January.
Nino has denied using the drug or any banned substances at all…
IBF Featherweight Champion Orlando Salido was also suspended yesterday after it was found that he tested positive for the banned steroid Nandrolone shortly after winning the belt from Robert Guerrero.
There are many different things that could happen to both fighters if both are found guilty. Some of the consequences would be facing possible suspension, having their boxing license revoked, be fined, having their last victories overturned, and losing their belts.
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Recently crowned IBF Featherweight Champion Orlando Salido has tested positive for steroids following a post-fight test after his victory over Robert Guerrero.
Salido tested positive for the popular banned steroid, Nandrolone.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has given Salido 20 days to respond to the finding and he will have a hearing scheduled for a few months from now…
Testing positive will most likely result in Salido being stripped of his title according to IBF Chairman Lindsey Tucker…
“If Nevada sends us something in writing saying he failed the test, we would declare the title vacant at that point and go with the two highest rated guys to fight for the vacant title. That fight would include Guerrero,”
If Salido is found guility after the hearing, the maximum penalties he can receive are a one-year suspension and a fine up to $250,000.