- Dan Rafael, ESPN Senior Writer
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Lightweight Mickey Bey Jr. was suspended and fined by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Wednesday for testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone following a third-round knockout of Robert Rodriguez in a nationally televised fight on Feb. 2 at The Cosmopolitan casino in Las Vegas.
Bey, a 29-year-old from Cleveland and a former amateur standout, was present for the hearing as the commission voted 3-2 to fine him $1,000 of his $8,000 purse and suspend him for three months (retroactive to the day of the fight). Bey could have been fined the entirety of his purse and suspended for one year.
The result of the bout was also changed to a no-decision, so a victory was deleted from Bey's record, which now stands at 18-0-1 with nine knockouts. The loss also comes off Rodriguez's record. The 22-year-old from Greeley, Colo., is now 7-2 with three knockouts.
Bey's drug screen showed his testosterone to epitestosterone ratio (T/E) being greater than 30-1. Nevada allows a ratio of 6-1. Bey's ratio was the second highest in Nevada history, according to Nevada commission executive director Keith Kizer.
The fight with Rodriguez was Bey's first in 15 months following a split from promoter Top Rank. He had signed with Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s promotional company, Mayweather Promotions, and was being trained by Floyd Mayweather Sr.
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