- Sport: Boxing
- Issue: Arbitration
- Type: Anti-Doping
- Tribunal: Mark Hovell, Professor Dorian Haskard, Dr Michael Irani
- Decision date: 27 April 2018
- Outcome: A period of Ineligibility imposed by the Tribunal was two (2) years.
A decision in the case of UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) v Eric Molina has been published by the National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP).
On 11 December 2016 Mr Molina was subject to an In-Competition test following his IBF Heavyweight Championship fight against Anthony Joshua which took place in Manchester.
Analysis of Mr Molina’s urine sample returned an Adverse Analytical Finding for Dexamethasone and he was subsequently charged with committing an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) pursuant to UK Anti-Doping Rule Article 2.1 on 27 October 2017.
As UKAD did not advance a positive case to show that Mr Molina acted intentionally when committing the ADRV, the NADP Tribunal consisting of Mr Mark Hovell (Chair), Professor Dorian Haskard and Dr Michael Irani determined that the starting sanction was a two-year period of Ineligibility.
The Tribunal further determined that Mr Molina was not entitled to a finding of No Significant Fault or Negligence and therefore the period of Ineligibility imposed by the Tribunal was two (2) years.