Billy Joe Saunders relinquishes WBO title to challenge license decision

Billy Joe Saunders to give up WBO title to challenge licence decision

As soon as Saunders' failed Voluntary Anti-Doping Association urine test from August 30 came to light on September 26, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, who represents Andrade, made a deal with Kautondokwa to be on standby if Saunders couldn't fight. If Saunders is relieved of his title, the contest will be contesting the vacant title of the WBO at middleweight pending the WBO's decision.

"They referred to a prohibited list which is published by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)", Warren said in a recent interview, "and they applied that to deny him a licence".

"But the test was done by VADA, the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association". That means a fighter is in breach of the regulations only if it is found in their system on the day of a bout.

"I have read comments that MSAC had no choice as a failed test is a failed test. It is the simple facts and the truth", he said.

But Saunders' promoter, Frank Warren, has revealed that the 29-year-old will appeal the MSAC decision and take his lawsuit to the Supreme Court. Andrade, 20, will now fight for the vacant crown on October 20 against Namibia's 33-year-old unbeaten Walter Kautondokwa, 17-0 with 16 knockouts entering his first fight outside Africa and first world title bout. Further the MSAC refused to properly consider submissions from Billy-Joe's representative despite him being present at the hearing.

Packers legend Jim Taylor passes away at age 83
A five-time Pro Bowl selection, Taylor was the Packers' career rushing leading until Ahman Green broke his mark in 2006. Taylor led the league with 1,474 yards in 1962, when he was named the league's MVP by The Associated Press.

Internet of Things (IoT) Integration Market Analysis by Top manufactures 2017
It also highlights the novel contributors and existing players in the Internet of Things (IoT ) Data Management market. Healthcare and building automation also commands considerable market share in the IoT node and gateway market .

Michael Buble quits social media and talks 'retiring' from music
They came over, we partied, and we said, 'Let's play some music.' I thought, 'Wow! "You just want to die". Michael and Luisana have two other children - 11-week-old Vida and Elias , two.

After taking the case to the Supreme Court, Warren said he would begin legal proceedings against the MSAC.

Andrade took this fight extremely serious as he left his home on the east coast and relocated for a month and a half to the Bay Area to train at the private SNAC facility private gym.

Boxing is a risky sport and the 100 per cent health - both physical and mental - is paramount at all times.

"The low level of the chemical detected in the test supplied by Billy-Joe - ingested via a nasal spray - is not a prohibited substance when ingested "out of competition". This episode is the latest in a string of controversies for Saunders, who was fined £100,000 by the British Boxing Board of Control last month after a video surfaced of him asking a woman to perform a sex act on a passer-by in exchange for drugs.

The authorities in Boston used the stringent guidelines of the Voluntary Anti Doping Association - who carried out the test - instead of their regular practice of following the World Anti Doping Authority. MSAC have simply got this wrong and cost Billy-Joe his opportunity to defend his title.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Don't let mental ill health damage your business
India is standing on the threshold of a mental health epidemic with a greater number of people affected by mental health issues in the country than the entire population of Japan.

Jon Gruden is positively dreading Raiders' London trip
The Raiders are jetting 5,341 miles to London, a trek that'll put them in the air for over 10 hours. "I get claustrophobic. I had to fly home 14 hours. "It would be a great place to play, so I think that's a definite possibility for sure".

16 deaths in vast trail of destruction after Hurricane Michael hits Florida
Others include Jonathan Drew in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Seth Borenstein in Kensington, Maryland. Petersburg, Terry Spencer in Fort Lauderdale, and Jennifer Kay and Freida Frisaro in Miami.

Coaches get in heated shouting match in Florida-Vandy near-brawl
Houston absolutely deserved to be hit with the targeting call, and Commodores players were very upset over the hit that led to it. That counted as a second for linebacker Vosean Joseph , Florida's leading tackler, leading to his ejection.

Hitman 2 will feature a 1v1 online competitive mode called Ghost Mode
Hitman 2 players can partake in a new 1v1 online competition called Ghost Mode when the game releases. However, when 47 learns the hidden truth about his past, nothing will ever be the same.

Judge says she'll order new Monsanto trial
San Francisco Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos, who oversaw the trial, heard arguments in court on Wednesday afternoon. Johnson's lawsuit is among hundreds alleging Roundup caused cancer, but it was the first one to go to trial.

West Indies use substitute wicketkeeper after injury to Shane Dowrich
However, the right-left batting combination of Rahane and Pant ensured a wicketless final session with their contrasting batting. This is the second time that the 26-year-old broke down in back-to-back global matches.

Prescription drugs keep popping up in dietary supplements
Plus, 'the recalls aren't completely effective, but the FDA isn't even bothering to recall many of these products, ' he says. The study focused on various warnings and alerts put forth by the FDA from 2007 through 2016 regarding tainted supplements.

How to disable the Google Pixel 3 XL notch
In terms of design, both phones employ a metal frame with glass fronts and backs - these are required to enable wireless charging. It's doubtful for the Pixel 3 to repeat that kind of performance, especially given that Google didn't say anything about DxOMark.

Knicks waive Noah after just two seasons
Noah signed a four-year, $72 million deal in 2016 and he leaves with $38 million of that remaining. The former Chicago Bulls centre averaged 4.6 points and 7.9 rebounds with NY .

No information on Alok Nath's alleged defamation suit yet, says Vinta Nanda
Renuka Shahne and Himani Shivpuri have said that Nath's predatory behaviour on sets was a known fact in the industry. Interestingly, Vinta is not the only one who spoke out against Alok Nath but also Sandhya Mridul and Deepika Amin .

Croatia, England fight out draw in empty stadium
We dictated the flow for a long period and the second-half performance was excellent, pushing right to the end. We're disappointed not to have won but I have to focus on the way we played. "And tonight we played well".

Samsung’s foldable phone will be a meaningful one: DJ Koh
We might get a glimpse of a prototype in the near future, but a final product might be months away. Koh, CEO of Samsung's mobile business, continues to talk about the product and the concept.

Facebook Deletes Hundreds of Pages, Accounts for Spreading Fake News
Oscar Rodriguez, a Product Manager at Facebook, said that United States midterm elections played a big part in the removal of these pages and accounts.

Winds in Dublin break the speed limit as Storm Callum arrives
Gusts hit 72mph (116km) at Capel Curig in Conwy with 15mm (0.6in) of rain falling in three hours near St Davids on Friday. Storm Callum has continued to cause disruption in several parts of the United Kingdom with flooding and falling trees.

Other news