By Nick Harris for The Mail on Sunday
Published: 22:30 BST, 1 May 2021 | Updated: 22:30 BST, 1 May 2021
A former boxer who is pursuing a financial settlement from the UK Anti-Doping agency for confiscating his property nine years ago then losing it has described the drug-busting organisation as 'totally incompetent, staffed by some people who act like gangsters and who couldn't organise a p***-up in a brewery.'
Heavyweight Larry Olubamiwo, now 42, tested positive for the illegal blood-boosting drug EPO in 2012 and, unlike most, immediately admitted doping. He also came clean about using other banned substances, saying many elite athletes dope. He was handed a four-year ban, reduced to 14 months for 'substantial assistance'.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
He was asked to bring any drugs he had to his hearing, where UKAD confiscated 3,000 anabolic steroid pills, despite his protests. They agreed he could have them back when he retired.
Former heavyweight boxer Larry Olubamiwo has described UKAD as 'totally incompetent'
Olubamiwo served his ban and resumed fighting, mainly to fund a degree and to put himself through drama school, and in 2019 asked for his pills back. He is now an actor.
UKAD had lost his pills but declined to