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Moises Calleros: UKAD bans dead fighter for four years before discovering the mistake

The British Anti-Doping Agency banned Moises Calleros for four years on Monday, only to learn that the Mexican boxer had died in March.

Calleros tested positive for cocaine and its metabolite benzoylecgonine following his stoppage loss to Olympic champion Galal Yafai in April 2023.

Ukad announced Callero’s suspension in a statement, but quickly deleted the post after it was announced that the fighter had died.

“UKAD received this information shortly after the details of the outcome of a case were published,” the anti-doping agency said.

“Unfortunately, at the time of publication, Ukad had no information about the sad death of Mr. Calleros and has now removed all details of this case from its channels.”

Calleros, who died at the age of 34, left behind an impressive fighting record of 37 wins, 11 losses and one draw.

He made his professional debut in 2008 and fought in the minimumweight and flyweight divisions.

Calleros was unsuccessful in his only fight for the world title in 2018 and was one fight away from participating in 50 professional fights.

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