WBO On Saunders vs. Andrade
World Boxing Organization (WBO) President Francisco
Valcárcel Mulero commented today on Billy Joe Saunders
inability to defend his World Middleweight Championship, as
per contractually agreed, against Demetrius Andrade on
This after the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission voted
today against granting him a boxing license following a
failed doping test on August 30th.
"It is unfortunate that a boxer as talented as Saunders is
facing this controversy and will not be able to defend the
title," said Valcarcel today. "The WBO will examine the
situation with due diligence and proceed according to its
'Rules & Regulations’ decide which is the proper course of
Valcárcel, a practising attorney, added that if Andrade
fights the first available contender, the WBO Championship
Committee will consider sanctioning the bout.