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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 Andrade (25-0, 16 KOs) became in jeopardy.


Since the news broke last week, more test samples have been collected from both boxers by VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Association).

Victor Conte, an outspoken anti-doping advocate, provides his opinion on what may come next in this saga of the defamed WBO world champion.

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"Bottom line is this, we're just a few days away from the hearing, and boxing fans will get the opportunity to find out if this going to be a historic decision in the best interest of boxing, which means that they (Massachusetts State Athletic Commission) will uphold this positive drug test and rule in favor of Andrade," Victor Conte, CEO of SNAC System.

"Both fighters signed the VADA enrollment contract.  They received the prohibited substances list when they signed it.  They both agreed to be tested at all times for the stimulant Oxilofrine. So, BJ Saunders, or his promoters, or anyone else can't come back and say he didn't know about this prohibited substance.  Let's just hope that the Massachusetts Commission makes the right decision, and they abide by the true anti-doping gold standard in boxing called VADA." 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by paulf on 10-06-2018

[QUOTE=Robbie Barrett;19169924]See that's another problem. Who's drug policy do the commission follow? Their own? Wada, UKAD, USADA etc all allow the drug out of competition, Massachusetts will likely be the same. Do they go against their own rules to enforce…

Comment by revelated on 10-06-2018

[QUOTE=yammy25;19170024]Why would UKAD ban him when by their regulations he was perfectly fine to take it at the time?[/QUOTE] People just want Saunders to lose the belt - since nobody's been able to take it from him in the ring.

Comment by Robbie Barrett on 10-06-2018

[QUOTE=champion4ever;19170151]Not this time. Both fighters agreed to the VADA testing protocol and the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission is going to make their final decision on Billy Joe Saunders based off the findings, research and testing of the VADA report submitted…

Comment by champion4ever on 10-06-2018

[QUOTE=Robbie Barrett;19170116]What do you mean it doesn't matter? If it's in the legal limit of course it matters, it means he didn't break the rules. It's not banned "period" if they have a limit. He was under that limit. You…

Comment by yammy25 on 10-06-2018

[QUOTE=1hourRun;19170034]Didn't read. No surprise, UKAD is behind on everything as usual.[/QUOTE] Xenophobia rearing it's head again I see.. Can always count on you for the British conspiracy theories

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