Former world light-heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver has seen
his one year suspension from the sport upheld by the California
State Athletic Commission.
The 43-year-old America tested positive for use of the steroid
drostanolone after his cruiserweight draw with Nigerian puncher
Lateef Kayode in June.
The Commissionn has also changed the result of the fight to a no
decision, meaning the fighters' records revert to how they were
before the clash.
"The Commission heard both sides of the issue and upheld Mr.
Tarver's suspension," Kathi Burns, the interim executive officer of
the commission, confirmed in an email sent to Espn.com.
"I think the commission's actions speak for itself. It's well
known that the commission has among the toughest anti-doping
standards in the world, and that we have zero tolerance for