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Kid Galahad to appeal two-year ban, says brother spiked drink

Kid Galahad is planning to appeal a two-year ban due to a failed drug test.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Kid Galahad, the U.K. super bantamweight contender (real name Abdul-Bari Awad), has been hit with a two-year boxing ban for a failed UK Anti-Doping test from last September, which was positive for the steroid Stanozolol.

Galahad, 25, claims that his brother Mageed spiked a protein shake with the steroid after an argument. Mageed, who is currently in prison, signed a sworn affidavit and said he did, indeed, spike his brother's drink, but the ban was still handed down.

UKAD will review the case soon, and Galahard, originally from Qatar, will be appealing the ban.

"What can I say, other than I am totally gutted. This will stall my career dramatically. I'm absolutely devastated especially as I have not done anything wrong and have never taken a steroid in my life."

Galahad was named Young Boxer of the Year by the Boxing Writers' Club in London last year. His current record is 18-0 (9 KO), and he has held the European, British, and Commonwealth titles at 122 pounds.

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