News Flash: Finland Bans Kupihea due
to testing "positive" for Doping
by Sue TL Fox
February 24, 2012
(FEB 24) WBAN has learned earlier
today that it has been reported that Finland has banned female
boxer Kuulei Kupihea, 29 years old, 7-2-0 (2KO), for testing
positive for doping, after she fought Norway's Cecelia Braekhus
on December 3, 2011 in Helsinki, Finland. The two were fighting
for three welterweight [WBC, WBA, and WBO] world title belts.
Video of bout: Braekhus vs. Kupihea
Kupihea, a truck driver by day,
and boxer by night, was stopped 57 seconds in the tenth round by
Braekhus. The WBC reported the following:
"Finland bans Kupihea due to positive doping, The Professional
Boxing Federation from Finland, through his general secretary
Pertti Augustin, announced that the female fighter from Hawaii
Kuulei Kupihea has been banned for two years."
Augustin said that she would be banned as of December
3, 2011, for testing positive in the anti-doping test that was
given right after the fight when she faced Braekhus for the WBC
WBAN welcomes Team Kupihea to contact us and give any additional
details about this reported anti-doping article.