Following Deontay Wilder’s six-month suspension following the Tyson Fury fight, five of the most infamous bans in boxing history were imposed, including Mike Tyson.
BOXING has seen a slew of famous names get suspended for their activities both inside and outside the ring.
Some of the sport’s top personalities have spent time on the sidelines due to medical restrictions or performance-enhancing substance penalties.
With former WBC champion Deontay Wilder receiving a six-month suspension following his epic trilogy bout with Tyson Fury, SunSport thought it only fitting to take a look back at some of the sport’s most significant bans.
After refusing to be enlisted for the Vietnam War, The Greatest was banned from boxing in the United States for three years in April 1967.
Ali, a vocal opponent of the war, lost some of his prime years as a result of the suspension, and he returned to the ring at the age of 28.
“My conscience won’t let me shoot my brother, some darker people, or some poor hungry people in the mud for great, mighty America,” Ali stated of his rejection to be enlisted.
“And for what are you going to shoot them?” They didn’t call me a n*****, they didn’t lynch me, they didn’t put dogs on me, they didn’t strip me of my citizenship, they didn’t rape and murder my mother and father.
“Shoot them for what?” says the narrator. I’m not sure how I’m going to shoot them. Little black men, women, and children are in desperate need. “How am I going to shoot those people?” “Just put me in jail.” GET INVOLVED IN SUN VEGAS: WITH THOUSANDS OF GAMES TO PLAY AND NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED, GET A FREE £10 BONUS (Ts&Cs apply) After testing positive for the banned anabolic steroid nandrolone, the Gypsy King and his cousin Hughie were given two-year penalties in 2017.
Tyson and Hughie, both 33 and 27, failed drug tests before their 2015 fights with Christian Hammer and Andriy Rudenko, respectively.
The pair claimed they accidently absorbed the drug after eating uncastrated wild pig, which can boost 19-norandrosterone production.
The pair were given retroactive two-year bans by UKAD in December 2017, allowing them to restart their boxing careers.
Last December, Big Baby was given a two-year suspension from the sport, 14 months after testing positive for a cocktail of performance-enhancing drugs prior to his planned fight with Anthony Joshua.
The WBA first suspended the New Yorker for six months after testing positive for Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator GW501516, Human Growth Hormone, and EPO.
Miller had GW501516 in his system again before his projected comeback fight against Jerry Forrest in July.
The Nevada State Atheltic Commission decided to punish the 33-year-old by suspending him for two years.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board has issued a 15-month suspension to the Baddest Man on the Planet… Brinkwire Brief News.