Billy Joe Saunders has been refused a boxing license by the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission to defend his WBO middleweight title against Demetrius Andrade.His fight with Andrade, which had been due to take place on 20 October in Boston, has now been scrapped, while it is highly likely the WBO will strip him of his world middleweight title.
Saunders returned an adverse finding in a Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (Vada) test in August. His promoter, Frank Warren, said that the substance — the stimulant stimulant oxilofrine — was a “common decongestant nasal spray”
BRANT MOVES CAMP TO LAS VEGAS
NEW PROMOTER BRINGS CHANGES
STEVENSON vs. GVOZDYK
WBC Light Heavyweight World Championship
December 1 at Vidéotron Centre in Quebec City
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Fans of boxing, prepare your agenda: World Boxing Council (WBC) and lineal light heavyweight world title fight between the champion Adonis "Superman" Stevenson (29-1-1, 24 KOs) and the mandatory challenger, Oleksandr "The Nail" Gvozdyk (15-0-0, 12 KOs), will be held December 1 at Videotron Center in Quebec City.
Tickets will be in presale Wednesday and Thursday and general admission go on sale this Friday at Gestev.com.
SAUNDERS SET TO BE STRIPPED
PROGRAIS HITS NEW ORLEANS
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Middleweight Rob "Bravo" Brant (23-1, 16KOs) has upped his training for his October 20th WBA title fight against defending champion Ryota Murata (14-1, 11KOs) by moving his camp to Las Vegas.
He said that he is getting perfect sparring and running Mt. Charleston has his legs ready for a marathon.
FOR MEDIA WORKOUT AHEAD OF HIS WORLD BOXING SUPER SERIES DEBUT SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, AT UNO LAKEFRONT ARENA
New Orleans' Favorite Son and #1 World Ranked Junior Welterweight Regis Prograis (22-0, 19 KOs), along with his renowned trainer Bobby Benton, took a break from their training camp in Houston to meet with the media in New Orleans on Wednesday, October 10. In addition to hosting a media roundtable, Prograis also went through a full workout at the New Orleans Boxing Club.
KING'S PROMOTIONS RETURNS TO SUGARHOUSE
Chris Jan Jaszczuk
FRANK GONZALEZ JR
Final Fight Championship (FFC) Founder & CEO, Orsat Zovko, held the very first FFC weigh-in ceremony in Las Vegas, and did so, with an ear-to-ear smile and an excitability that was simply palpable. The man behind one of the fastest growing combat sports promotion companies in the world welcomed everyone to the official weigh-ins for "FFC 31 Night of Champions", which takes place Friday, Oct. 12 (10:00 p.m. EST/7:00 p.m. PST) at the all-new Fight Dome Las Vegas, located at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.
"I'm very excited that all of the years worth of preparation and planning has finally paid off and FFC is ready to launch here in Las Vegas", said Zovko "We are looking forward to showcasing our quality product and brand to a nationwide audience live on CBS Sports Network."
Doors open for "FFC 31 Night of Champions" at 5:30 pm (PST) and the event will broadcast live on CBS Sports Network starting at 7:00 pm (PST), 10:00 pm (EST). For more information visit www.finalfightchampionship.com or follow FFC on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @FFCFighting.
Undefeated Bantamweight sensation Christian Casrto headlines on Friday, November 9th at The SugarHouse Casino
Undefeated Poindexter Knight, Jr. in co-feature
Undefeated bantamweight Christian Cartowill once again look to thrill the fans at SugarHouse Casino when he takes on an opponent to be announced in a ten-round bout that will headline a big night of boxing on Friday night, November 9th.
The card is promoted by King's Promotions.
SUPERMAN TO DEFEND AGAINST MANDATORY