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By Bongani Magasela | Mar 18, 2010 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

JARED "The Storm" Lovett has been dealt another telling blow.

JARED "The Storm" Lovett has been dealt another telling blow.

Last week the disciplinary committee of the SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (Saids) banned him from active boxing for two years.

It has now expanded his ban to include all legal sports locally and internationally, for the duration of the two-year suspension.

The institute found Lovett guilty of violating its anti-doping rules.

Boxing SA's Prospect of the Year 2008 had failed a dope test in July last year after his points loss over 10 rounds to Thomas "Tommy Gun" Oosthuizen for the International Boxing Organisation (IBO) light heavyweight youth belt at Emperors Palace in Ekurhuleni.

With the change to the terms of Lovett's suspension, the 23-year-old fighter is unable to take part in sport in any capacity other than in authorised anti-doping education or rehabilitation programmes.

He is also subject to drug testing during the period of ineligibility.

In order for the anti-doping watchdog to implement this requirement, it requires his physical address and details of any other places where he will be staying.

It also requires his training venues and times he will be there during this period.

The institute made it clear that if Lovett changed the details from those last submitted, he would need to inform them of such changes.

l Sanity has finally prevailed - boxing promoter Mzimasi Mnguni has agreed to pay Thabo Sonjica R4000 for his forthcoming fight with Luyanda Mrawuli at Mdantsane Indoor Centre on March 27.

But Mnguni had to cut the number of rounds that Sonjica will fight from eight to four.

Mnguni's initial offer of R3000 over eight rounds irked Sonjica's manager Butityi Konki, who bluntly turned it down, thus forcing Boxing SA to intervene.

Mnguni confirmed yesterday that Sonjica was part of his tournament.

"I spoke with Mrawuli's managers, and they did not have a problem," said Mnguni


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