Lenroy thompson receives one year suspension

The U.S. Anti-doping Agency (USADA) has suspended American boxer @Lenroy Thompson who failed to meet requirements for his whereabouts so he could be found for out-of-competition drug testing.

Thompson, of Lenexa, Kansas, failed to comply with the whereabouts requirements and a combination of three Whereabouts Failures within a period of 18 months constituted a rule violation under the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing and the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Anti-Doping Rules, both of which have adopted the World Anti-Doping Code (“Code”).

The two-time National Golden Gloves Champion, two-time National PAL Champion, two-time USA Boxing Champion, and two-time Ringside World Champion became the first Kansas City boxer to win spot on USA Boxing Olympic team.

The 23-year-old Lenroy was found by an independent arbitrator to violate whereabouts requirements three times in 18 months and was suspended from the sport for one year. All competitive results of Lenroy will be disqualified dating to November 9, 2011 the date of his third whereabouts failure. His period of one-year ineligibility began on February 25, 2012 the date the arbitrator issued the decision.

Lenroy was considered a serious contender for the London 2012 Olympics and used to fights in pink frequently to express his commitment to and involved with the Breast Cancer Awareness Program. The boxer won the US title in 2008 and 2010 and the Golden Gloves 2009 at super heavyweight beating Bryant Jennings in the final. In the year 2010, Thompson decisioned Randall Blankenship at the Regional Finals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

As a 19-year-old, Lenroy Thompson won on disqualification over Frank Pojsl, Honolulu, Hawaii at the U.S. Championships 2007 but lost to eventual winner Michael Hunter, Las Vegas, Nev., 12-17 in semifinals. Thompson was able to exploit absence of Michael Hunter in the Olympic trials and narrowly beat Tor Hamer (the only amateur loss of Hamer) in March 2008 to become US champion.

Also known as Cam, Super Heavyweight Lenroy Thompson is a member of the USADA National Testing Pool that consists of a select group of athletes subject to certain whereabouts requirements in order to be located for USADA Out-of-Competition testing. In 2005, Thompson started boxing to lose weight and won 18 consecutive matches in the super heavyweight class. The Southpaw counterpuncher qualified for the Olympic Trials, where he lost to Kimdo Bethel 9-10, stopped Josh Parson 1:17 into the first round and eventually lost a rematch with Andrew Shepherd. On July 17, 2010, Thompson defeated Danny Kelly in Colorado Springs to retake the USA Boxing Championship. Lenroy Thompson is presently working as a personal trainer at Ringside’s gym at 103rd and Lackman in Lenexa Kansas.

Luis Arias, of Oak Creek, Wis., was also suspended by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for violating whereabouts requirements three times in 18 months. Arias was suspended from the sport for one year and all his competitive results will be disqualified dating to January 1, 2012 the date of his third whereabouts failure after he failed three times to meet requirements for his whereabouts so he could be found for out-of-competition drug testing.

Lenroy Thompson Receives One-year Suspension

pdf_iconDownload in PDF: Lenroy Thompson Receives One-Year Suspension

Comments

comments