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Hearn: Andrade Still Wants To Fight Saunders At Some Point

NEW YORK – Demetrius Andrade can become a world champion in a second division Saturday night. Beating Walter Kautondokwa will not only earn him the WBO middleweight title, it’ll move Andrade into posi...Read More

Andrade: If I Face The Elite at 160 - I'm F***ing Somebody Up!

Saturday night from the TD Garden in Boston, Demetrius Andrade will be facing Walter Kautondokwa for the vacant WBO middleweight title. Originally, Andrade was slated to face Billy Joe Saunders before...Read More

Hearn: Kautondokwa More Dangerous For Andrade Than Saunders

NEW YORK – A bit of a nightmare. That’s how promoter Eddie Hearn described Demetrius Andrade having to prepare for a right-handed knockout artist on two weeks’ notice. The undefeated former junior mid...Read More

Bellew: Ortiz & Povetkin Are PED Cheats - NOT Saunders, Whyte

Former cruiserweight world champion Tony Bellew has been a very outspoken critic of boxers who are caught using performance enhancing drugs. In fact, Bellew had recently called for fighters like Luis ...Read More

Kautondokwa's Promoter Expects Saunders To Bounce Back

After chasing a top opponent for over one and a half years, middleweight contender Walter Kautondokwa has finally reached his goal and will step into the ring in a world title fight this coming Saturd...Read More

Team Kautondokwa Praise Ruling on Saunders, Andrade Shot

Last Tuesday was a long day filled with excitement for Walter Kautondokwa and his team. As being rated No. 2 by the WBO at middleweight, the unbeaten fighter was waiting patiently in his native Windho...Read More

Saunders, Eubank Jr. Trade Heated Words Over Failed Test

Chris Eubank Jr. lashed out at Billy Joe Saunders, who vacated his WBO middleweight title after coming under fire for failing a doping test in August. Earlier this week, Saunders was denied a licence ...Read More

WBO Prez: Saunders Gave Up Title Before Investigation Started

OMAHA, Nebraska – Billy Joe Saunders voluntarily gave up his WBO middleweight title, rather than proceeding with that sanctioning organization’s appeals process. Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, the WBO’s ...Read More

Frank Warren Reacts To Saunders Denied License, MSAC Lawsuit

On Tuesday at a hearing the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission (MSAC) determined that it would not issue a licence to Billy Joe Saunders for him to defend his WBO World Middleweight title against...Read More

WBO Prez: I'll Recommend Saunders Be Suspended For 6 Months

World Boxing Organization President Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel has confirmed that Billy Joe Saunders is no longer the WBO middleweight world champion. “BJ Saunders has voluntarily vacated the WBO Midd...Read More

Conte Supports Decision To Deny License To Billy Joe Saunders

By Steve Kim Victor Conte is certainly no stranger to PED controversies. The former head of BALCO has now re-invented himself as an anti-drug crusader of sorts in the sport of boxing and in recent ye...Read More

Saunders To Appeal; Andrade-Kautondokwa For Interim WBO Title

The cancelation of his mandatory defense against Demetrius Andrade hasn’t cost Billy Joe Saunders his WBO middleweight title – not yet, anyway. WBO president Paco Valcarcel told ESPN.com on Tuesday th...Read More

Billy Joe Saunders Denied a License, Can’t Fight Andrade

The Massachusetts State Athletic Commission voted Tuesday to deny Billy Joe Saunders’ application for a license to defend his WBO middleweight title against Demetrius Andrade on October 20 in Boston....Read More

Hearn: 50-50 Whether Saunders Gets License For Andrade Fight

Eddie Hearn isn’t quite sure what to expect Tuesday. Demetrius Andrade’s promoter thinks it’s a “50-50” proposition as to whether the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission will license Billy Joe Sau...Read More

Kautondokwa's Promoter Hopes Saunders is Not Licensed

The WBO world championship fight between middleweights Billy Joe Saunders and Demetrius Andrade started out as an interesting matchup. An unexpected turnaround, however, in the form of a positive dopi...Read More

Victor Conte Hopes Commission Upholds Saunders' Positive Test

After Billy Joe Saunders (26-0, 12 KOs) tested positive for the banned substance, Oxilofrine, a powerful stimulant from the amphetamine family, his WBO middleweight world title fight with Demetrius An...Read More

Warren: No Reason Saunders Shouldn't Be Allowed To Fight Andrade

NEW YORK – Frank Warren is confident Billy Joe Saunders still will be allowed to defend his WBO middleweight title against Demetrius Andrade on October 20. Warren, Saunders’ promoter, told BoxingScene...Read More

Team Kautondokwa On Saunders Doping Issue, Andrade Fight

After chasing a world title bout against Billy Joe Saunders for over one and a half years, Walter Kautondokwa may reach his goal in late October, save for Billy Joe Saunders. The unbeaten Namibian fig...Read More

Conte: Substance Saunders Used Ten-Fold Stronger Than Clenbuterol

Victor Conte has been suspicious of Billy Joe Saunders since before Saunders defeated Willie Monroe Jr. The 68-year-old Conte, imprisoned for his role in the BALCO scandal, worked with Monroe, who los...Read More

Andrade vs. Kautondokwa For WBO Belt If Saunders Is Stripped

Walter Kautondokwa could be in line for a shock shot at a world title. The Namibian, who is the WBO African champion, is rated number two with the sanctioning body. Kautondokwa was most recently in ac...Read More