USADA bans Damon Allen over drug test

Updated: November 29, 2011, 6:43 PM ET
Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Boxer Damon Allen has been suspended for six months by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.

USADA says the 19-year-old lightweight from Philadelphia tested positive for a banned diuretic in July. Allen's suspension began on Sept. 1, but he loses all results from July 19 onward.

Allen is a student at Northern Michigan University and won a silver medal in the 2010 National Golden Gloves.

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