Kickboxer Badr Hari suspended for nineteen months for drug use

Kickboxer Badr Hari has been suspended for nineteen months due to the use of doping, as Profbond Glory confirmed on Saturday evening. During his sentence, the heavyweight may not compete in Glory competitions.


Kickboxer Badr Hari has been suspended for nineteen months due to the use of doping, as Profbond Glory confirmed on Saturday evening. During his sentence, the heavyweight may not compete in Glory competitions.

Hari was found positive in March 2018 during Glory 51 in Rotterdam. He won after three rounds against Hesdy Gerges. His exclusion took effect on May 7, 2018, when he was informed of the positive doping test.

Earlier Saturday it came out that Hari had been punished and that he would have accepted his suspension.

Gerges would also have tested positive, but he received an official warning from the Doping Authority following that party. The Amsterdammer denies doping and disputes the result. The result of the competition in Rotterdam was changed to 'no contest'.

The Brazilian Ariel Machado was suspended for twenty months after a positive test in Lyon. The Croat Mladen Brestovac received an official warning after a positive result in Birmingham.

The tests were conducted by the Doping Authority, after which the Institute for Sports Law (ISR) determined the sanctions. The suspensions started immediately after Glory was informed of the positive result.

ref: nunl