Lebedev-Jones Rematch Off, Jones Fails Drug Test

Editor's Note : BoxingScene writer Alexey Sukachev, who is at the venue in Moscow, said it was just announced that Jones-Lebedev was called off due to Jones' positive drug test result. The parties had a meeting and were unable to reach an agreement on the fight moving forward.

By Ben Jacobs

According to World Boxing Association Vice President Gilberto J. Mendoza, Guillermo Jones has tested positive for a banned substance ahead of his rematch tonight with Denis Lebedev for the WBA World cruiserweight title.

Mendoza wrote on his Twitter account: "Guillermo Jones tested positive in sample "A" after receiving the anti doping results from a neutral lab. The bout may happen only if the parties agree to go ahead and exonerate the WBA from any responsibility"

Both fighters are being tested by the Swiss Laboratory for Doping Analyses [LAD].

According to Panamanian journalist Juan Carlos Tapia, Jones once against tested positive for Furosemide.

Jones failed a test for the same substance after the first bout between the two men which took place in May of last year. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CTC JOHNNY on 04-27-2014

[QUOTE=King-;14468991]You do realize that about 98.999% in this thread with an issue are just straight up boxing fans and not even Lebedev fans, right? I bet that poster could give two chits about Lebedev. We as fans got robbed of…

Comment by King_ on 04-26-2014

[QUOTE=CTC JOHNNY;14468930]That old fat guy is just a better athlete and fighter then Lebedev :boxing:!!![/QUOTE] You do realize that about 98.999% in this thread with an issue are just straight up boxing fans and not even Lebedev fans, right? I…

Comment by CTC JOHNNY on 04-26-2014

[QUOTE=Tobi.G;14467568]Jones is such a disgrace. He started his pro carreer at welterweight and now he cant even make 200 with diuretics....i guess he took several other PED as well and the diuretic was just to hide it. And even with…

Comment by CTC JOHNNY on 04-26-2014

[QUOTE=dan_cov;14466720]Its a diuretic. Basically makes you p1ss out excess water but can also be used to mask other substances and help get them out of the system quicker.[/QUOTE] Have you ever taken it !!! Mask what other substances???:op:

Comment by Cloud on 04-26-2014

Can we now finally move on from the wretched Jones era of the WBA cruiserweight title?.. His 'reign' has been incredibly embarrassing.

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