Eric Molina receives two year ban for failing drugs test following fight with Anthony Joshua

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American boxer Eric Molina has been banned for two years after failing a doping test following his fight with Anthony Joshua in December 2016, UK Anti-Doping has announced.

Molina, 36, tested positive for the prohibited substance dexamethasone following the heavyweight fight at the Manchester Arena on December 11, 2016.

The two-year ban has been back-dated to the start of Molina's provisional suspension on October 28 2017, ruling him ineligible until October 27 2019.