BILLY JOE SAUNDERS was set to defend his WBO world middleweight title in Boston.
However the unbeaten star won’t battle Demetrius Andrade over the pond after being denied a boxing licence for failing a medicine check in August.
How lengthy is Billy Joe Saunders banned?
THERE is at present no outright boxing ban on Billy Joe.
However he was denied a licence to field in America and subsequently won’t defend his world middleweight title towards Andrade in Boston as deliberate on October 20.
He failed a Voluntary Anti-Doping Affiliation check again in August, however maintains his innocence after his B-sample got here again clear.
‘Very good’ was refused a license by the Massachusetts State Athletic Fee however will contest the choice.
Saunders has insisted that he’s a “clear fighter to the bone”, while his promoter Frank Warren maintains that his fighter examined constructive for the oxilofrine after utilizing a “widespread decongestant nasal spray”.
Has he been stripped of his WBO middleweight title?
SAUNDERS has voluntarily vacated the WBO belt and with it his world title.
Andrade will now face the next-ranked Namibian Walter Kautondokwa for the vacant title.
Warren revealed: “Due to the psychological anguish led to by this case and out of respect for the WBO, Billy Joe will with a heavy coronary heart relinquish his world title, while this subject is within the strategy of being resolved.”
Saunders has an ideal 26-Zero file however has been hit with controversy in current months, together with taunting a drug addict in a viral video for which was fined £100,000.
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