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.

saunders-andrade (16)
"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

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (30)
Top Headlines Andrade vs. Kautondokwa - CompuBox Historical Review Anthony Yarde Drops Sequeira Three Times, TKO Win in Four Andrade-Kautondokwa - LIVE Results From Boston Johnny Garton Stops Gary Corcoran, Claims British Title Hearn: Andrade Still Wants To Fight Saunders At Some Point Tevin Farmer-James Tennyson: CompuBox Historical Review Katie Taylor-Cindy Serrano: CompuBox Historical Review Jose Zepeda Stays Busy at The Auditorio Municipal in Tecate Ryota Murata-Rob Brant: CompuBox Historical Review Nathan Gorman Gets Win, Beats Kamil Sokolowski In Brentwood Dadashev vs. DeMarco - CompuBox Historical Review Crawford To Pacquiao: I Was Scared? You Didn't Want To Fight! Francisco Rodriguez vs. Tyson Marquez in Crossroads Fight Saul Sanchez Has To Dig Deep To Defeat Fernando Saavedra Naoya Inoue: I Expect To Fight Rodriguez, He Beats Moloney Andrade: If I Face The Elite at 160 - I'm F***ing Somebody Up! Kautondokwa: Soon People Will Know How To Say My Name! Rodriguez-Moloney, Dorticos-Masternak: WBSS Stats & Stakes Hearn: Kautondokwa More Dangerous For Andrade Than Saunders Andrade: I'll Fight Canelo At 168; No Reason For Us Not To Fight Daily Bread Mailbag: Crawford, Roy Jones, Hatton, Tyson, More Kautondokwa: Don't Underestimate Me; I Didn't Just Fall From Sky! Coldwell Reflects on McDonnell's Knockout Loss To Roman Video: Jorge Linares Talks Loma-Pedraza, Murata-Brant, More Video: Hearn Talks Jacobs, Charlo Needing DAZN, Usyk-Bellew Mayweather: I Told Al Haymon To Make Pacquiao vs. Broner Video: Malignaggi on Wilder-Fury, Pac-Broner, Pac-Mayweather 2 Video: DiBella Talks Farmer-Tennyson, Wilder-Fury, Floyd-Canelo Pacquiao: Crawford is Scared, Top Rank Prevented The Fight Paulus Moses is Back in the Ring Against Emmanuel Tagoe Could The DAZN-Canelo Deal Lead To The Demise of PPV? Canelo: If Mayweather is Hurt By My Deal - It's His Problem! Video: Jarrell Miller Talks Oquendo Fight, Wilder-Fury, Canelo Video: Robert Garcia on Canelo-DAZN, Wilder-Fury, Pac-Broner Video: Shannon Briggs Talks Return, Wilder-Fury, Wilder-Joshua Video: Teofimo Lopez on Menard, Loma-Pedraza, Ryan Garcia Jarrell Miller-Fres Oquendo In Works For 11/17 In Atlantic City Photos: Dadashev vs. DeMarco, Falcao vs. Pitto - Weigh-In Photos: Michael Conlan, Vladimir Nikitin - Square Up in Las Vegas Photos: Ryota Murata, Rob Brant - Set For Las Vegas Showdown

Latest Active Forum Threads