Exclusive: Dennis Ceylan’s last opponent Isaac Lowe reacts to cocaine use, plans complaint

Joe Hewlett 21/06/2017


World Boxing News yesterday revealed the shocking Danish reports of ex-European featherweight title holder Dennis Ceylan being tested positive for the use of cocaine.

The 28-year-old is set to fight Kid Galahad on the undercard of Chris Eubank Jr v Arthur Abraham in London this July 15.

There has so far been confusion over whether Ceylan will fight Galahad as there has been no comment by any other boxing authority than the DBF (Danish Boxing Federation).

His most recent opponent, Isaac Lowe (with whom he scored a techinical draw against) has given his opinion on the saga, stating action should be taken.

“It’s just one of them though isn’t it, most boxers and athletes do it, it is what it is but I think it’s hard for myself and other boxers who do everything by the book and when it’s a big fight like it was,” Lowe exclusively told World Boxing News.

“I go to his back garden for the biggest fight of my life and then it’s revealed he’s been on drugs. It’s cheating the sport and it’s a shame. As long as his health is alright that’s the main thing.

“I’m going to make a compliant (to the board) I went over there in his backyard, done everything by the book so of course I’m going to complain, you’re not a boxing fan or a right person if you think I don’t deserve another chance for the title.

“I was getting into the fight and about to take over before it got took away from me but to find out he’s been on drugs, I definitely think there should be something done about it.”

The 23-year-old believes there is a difference between the situation of Tyson Fury testing positive for the same substance – compared to the Dane.

“I feel sorry for him but it’s his own fault really, he should have known better especially when you’re a European champion. I don’t like seeing people getting banned in the sport, if they’re not going to ban him then how can they ban Tyson? If you do something then you do something.

“To be fair, Tyson was on it due to mental health. I know it, you know it and everybody else knows that’s the reason he was on it, it’s in black and white.

“The reason Ceylan should have been stripped of his title (rather than vacating last week) is because he knew what he was doing. I’m not saying ban him, because everybody makes a mistake but he wasn’t experience a low point or any depression like Tyson did,” he added.

Joe Hewlett is lead writer for World Boxing News. Follow Joe on Twitter @Hewlett95