Briggs tests pos­i­tive for testos­terone, WBA ti­tle bout off

Cape Breton Post - - Sports -

HOL­LY­WOOD, Fla. - The WBA heavy­weight ti­tle fight be­tween Shan­non Briggs and Fres Oquendo is off af­ter former cham­pion Briggs tested pos­i­tive for high lev­els of testos­terone.

The fight was set for June 3 in Hol­ly­wood.

A WBA state­ment said that Briggs “tested pos­i­tive for testos­terone fol­low­ing a ... test as part of the WBA Fair Box­ing pro­gram.” Briggs, 45, can re­quest the test­ing of his ‘B’ sam­ple, but the bout has been can­celled.

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