The SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport has banned SA Boxing Featherweight champion Matima Molefe for two years.

The ban was imposed after Molefe tested positive for anabolic steroids after the featherweight title fight in May this year.

“Boxing is a sport that combines high level co-ordination of gross motor skills with speed and strength. By focusing on illegal performance gains from steroids and ignoring the consequences that a doping ban can have, boxers are placing their championship status and earning potential at risk,.” Gallant said.