Undefeated prospect Trevor McCumby (23-0, 18 KO) took a hit to his record and his reputation thanks to a failed drug test following his first round TKO of Donovan George (25-7-2) at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas last November 26th, 2016.
Following the fight that night, George told HeavyBagBoxing.com that McCumby’s punches felt much heavier than he expected, and was shocked by the power McCumby displayed. The pre-fight drug test discovered what might have been the source of that extra power that sent George to the canvas.
McCumby provided a urine sample to the Nevada Athletic Commission prior to the bout, and the test results confirmed the presence of testosterone and testosterone metabolites. Testosterone is a prohibited substance, both in and out of competition, pursuant to the 2016 WADA Prohibited List.
McCumby also received an IV infusion of more than 50ml in a six hour period after the weigh-in. McCumby failed to notify the Commission of the intravenous infusion, and did NOT receive an exemption. The IV infusion is also prohibited.
McCumby admitted the use of prohibited substances, resulting in The Nevada State Athletic Commission suspending McCumby for 18 months, changing his TKO win to a No Contest, and fining him $3,750 for violating NAC Rule 467.850.
Trevor McCumby will have his suspension lifted on May 26, 2018.
(Story and photos by Ron Buckner)