Toney, Batchelder Test Positive for Steroids; Suspended for One Year
James Toney and his opponent from his last bout on May 24th, Danny Batchelder, have both tested positive for steroids according to California State Athletic Commission Executive Officier Armando Garcia.
They both tested for two different types of steroids. Toney for boldendone and stanazol; Batchelder for stanazol and oxandolone.
“They have a right to appeal,” Garcia said Wednesday. “My recommendation is suspension until the end of the licensing year and a $2,500 fine for both. We will give them the 30 days to appeal. If they don’t, that’s what the suspension will be.”
“We have a detailed anti-doping program in place in this state,” Garcia said. “If they come here doping, they’re going to get caught.”
Unlike the last time Toney tested positive for steroids, the outcome of his bout with Batchelder will not be changed and his split decision win will stand. Toney came up positive for nandrolone two years ago and his victory over John Ruiz was changed to a no contest.
Could this be the end for Toney? It just might be…
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