Boxing - Donnelly banned for failed drug test

British boxer John Donnelly has been hit with a two-year suspension for failing a doping test.

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The 28-year-old is 13-3 since turning professional in 2007, and his last bout was a first round knockout defeat to Paul Butler in November.

‘Dangerous’ Donnelly tested positive for benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, on the day of the Butler fight and will be banned until November 26, 2014, according to UK Anti-Doping.

Donnelly is a former English super-flyweight champion.

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