Former world champion Amir Khan (34-6, 21 KO) has received a two-year ban from all sports. A urine test conducted after his fight against Kell Brook in February 2022 revealed the presence of the prohibited substance ostarine.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Khan stated that he is unsure how the doping substance entered his system.
"I have no idea. It could be meeting people, shaking people's hands," the British boxer explained. "The amount of ostarine in my blood was 0.5, which is to say [in] an Olympic size swimming pool, it's smaller than a grain of salt. I don't know how it got into my system, maybe shaking hands, maybe sharing a drink with somebody."
"I don't want to be remembered for something like this, that'll hurt me a lot. Hopefully people believe me and maybe take more precaution, especially the young and upcoming fighters can learn from me how mistakes can happen," Khan concluded.