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Kautondokwa replaces Saunders for Demetrius Andrade fight on October 20

By Jeff Aranow: It’s official that #2 WBO Walter Kautondokwa (17-0, 16 KOs) will be replacing Billy Joe Saunders on October 20th on DAZN to face Demetrius Andrade (25-0, 16 KOs) at TD Garden in Boston, Mass.  → read full story

Billy Joe Saunders denied boxing license by Mass. for failed drug test

By Mike Smith: The Massachusetts State Athletic Commission denied World Boxing Organization middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders a license to fight on Tuesday for him having tested positive for a banned drug last August.  → read full story

News: WBO On Saunders vs Andrade; Miguel Cartagena; Irais Hernande

World Boxing Organization (WBO) President Francisco Valcárcel Mulero commented today on Billy Joe Saunders inability to defend his World Middleweight Championship, as per contractually agreed, against Demetrius Andrade on October 20th.  → read full story

News: Bermane Stiverne; Billy Joe Saunders; Devin Haney

Hall of Fame boxing promoter Don King and heavyweight contender Bermane Stiverne hoped to settle things in the ring in Yekaterinburg, Russia with former Olympic gold medalist Alexander Povetkin on Dec.  → read full story

Demetrius Adrade: I’ll be fighting either Saunders or Kautondokwa on Oct.20

By Jim Dower: Demetrius Andrade has confirmed that he’ll still be fighting on October 20 even if WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (26-0, 12 KOs) is unable to make it due to his positive test for a banned substance.  → read full story

Scott Quigg vs. Mario Briones on Oct.20 in Boston on Saunders-Andrade card

By Tim Royner: Scott Quigg will be fighting 32-year-old journeyman Mario Briones in an eight round scheduled fight on the undercard of WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders vs.  → read full story

Victor Conte: Saunders tested positive for a drug 10 x more potent than what Canelo took

By Tim Royner: Victor Conte of SNAC says the drug [oxilofrine] that WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders tested positive for last August is 10 times more potent than clenbuterol, the substance that Saul Canelo Alvarez tested positive for last February.  → read full story

Billy Joe Saunders Statement

Following reports of an adverse analytical finding in a test carried out by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (“VADA”) on WBO World Middleweight Champion, Billy Joe Saunders, we can confirm that the product concerned is permitted to be used ‘Out of Competition’ by United Kingdom Anti-Doping (“UKAD”) in line with the regulations of the World Anti-Doping […]

Saunders vs. Andrade Oct.20 fight up in the air after Billy Joe’s failed drug test

By Jeff Aranow: Following WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders’ failed drug test on Thursday for the banned substance the banned substance oxilofrine, his October 20 defense against Demetrius Andrade is on shaky ground, and will be decided by the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission at their October 8 meeting.  → read full story

Billy Joe Saunders fails VADA test, Andrade fight in jeopardy

By Scott Gilfoid: WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders has reportedly failed a Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) drug test for the substance oxilofrine, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN, which puts his October 20 defense against unbeaten American talent Demetrius Andrade in serious jeopardy.  → read full story


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