Coatbridge boxer Craig Windsor has been banned from the sport for three years and nine months after admitting to the possession and use of anabolic steroids.
The UK Anti-Doping Agency revealed “several aggravating factors” in Windsor’s case that justified a longer ban than the two-year standard for such offences.
They included “possession of more than one prohibited substance and use of one of them over an extended period, as part of a deliberate doping scheme; as well as provision of false evidence to the Panel.”
Windsor admitted use or attempted use of the anabolic steroid oxandrolone, as well as possession of both oxandrolone and stanozolol.
The 29-year-old Scottish supermiddleweight has won nine and lost two of his 11 professional bouts to date, with his last contest a points win over Paul Morby in Dundee in September last year.
Windsor was charged on the basis of information provided by heavyweight boxer Larry Olubamiwo, who has had the remaining 34 months of his own ban suspended as a result of his co-operation, and is now eligible to re-apply for his boxing licence.