OFFICIAL WBO COMMENT ON BILLY JOE SAUNDERS
Press Release: WBO president Francisco Valcárcel commented today on Billy Joe Saunders' inability to defend his WBO middleweight title, as per contractually agreed, against Demetrius Andrade on October 20th. Saunders is unable to do so because the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission voted against granting him a boxing license following a failed doping test on August 30th. "It is unfortunate that a boxer as talented as Saunders is facing this controversy and will not be able to defend the title," said Valcarcel today. "The WBO will examine the situation with due diligence and proceed according to its 'Rules & Regulations’ decide which is the proper course of action".