Heavyweight And Super-Featherweight Handed Temporary Suspensions Due To Failed Drug Tests
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has handed out temporary suspensions to several boxers with two of them being perhaps the most notable.
Heavyweight Jerry Forrest, who suffered a loss to Carlos Takam inside “The Bubble,” was popped for cannabidiol after the fight. His suspension has been extended through October 7. While the sample was collected on July 3, it wasn’t discovered until after the July 9 bout.
Then there’s Joshafat Ortiz. He also failed a drug test after findings of the anabolic steroid methylclostebol. Ortiz is coming off a majority decision victory over Joshua Orta but that result could be changed to a No Contest. A final ruling on Ortiz’s punishment is expected to be made at a commission hearing on October 7.
Forrest and Ortiz had their bouts take place inside the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ortiz is still young in the sport of boxing at the age of 24 and may still be able to rebound if he’s able to avoid further incidents such as this one. It’ll be interesting to see how the NSAC handles Ortiz’s failed drug test next month.
Donte Stubbs also got popped, testing positive for methyltestosterone. His suspension will run through March 30, 2021. Juan Antonio Torres and Danny Murphy were also handed extended suspensions.