By Hilmar Rojas
The Championships Committee of the World Boxing Association announced their resolution with respect to the aftermath of Denis Lebedev and Guillermo Jones. On May 17th in Moscow, Jones stopped Lebedev to capture the WBA world championship. Afterwards, RUSADA (Russian Anti-Doping Association) announced that Jones testing positive for a banned diuretic.
The WBA has ordered both fighters to have a rematch, with October 23rd set down as the deadline date to reach an agreement or a purse bid will take place. Jones was also given a six-month retroactive suspension, which expires on November 17, 2013.
Until the two boxers face each other in a rematch, Lebedev will once again be recognized as the cruiserweight champion.