Kid Galahad will appeal his two-year doping ban and insisted that he is a clean athlete who had his drink spiked by his brother which led to the failed test.
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Galahad claimed that his brother, Mageed, spiked his drink which led to the failed test for the banned steroid Stanolozol last September.
His sibling is currently in prison for separate offences and has since admitted that he did indeed spike the drink by signing a sworn affidavit to the UK Anti-Doping Panel.
However, that wasn’t enough to prevent the 25-year-old super-bantamweight star from receiving the ban, and so now he will start the process of appealing and have his case reviewed.
“After my last fight, I got notified three weeks after that I failed a drugs test,” he told Sky Sports.
“I didn’t know what happened. I didn’t know what was going on until a few weeks later I found out a family member had actually spiked me. It was a malicious act committed in an argument over money.
“I’ve been tested six times in the last year and passed every single test until my last fight. I am devastated. I’m going to appeal it.”
Galahad has a perfect 18-0 record as a professional, and he has made no secret of his desire to fight domestic rivals Scott Quigg and Carl Frampton further down the line.
Although he is still some way off securing a meeting with either man, he is regarded as a top prospect that will eventually be challenging for world honours.
However, he now faces a serious obstacle on his path to realising that dream, and it remains to be seen whether or not his appeal is successful in terms of either reducing the ban or having it quashed entirely.
Regardless, he now faces a spell on the sidelines as he waits for the situation to be cleared up, with suggestions that the Panel will review the case in the coming weeks.