HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT BILLY JOE SAUNDERS BEING PREVENTED FROM DEFENDING HIS WBO
I feel the punishment was a little bit too harsh, but Saunders hasn’t done himself any favours lately. It’s a shame because when he’s on the ball he’s a real quality fighter.
I don’t know the ins and outs of the situation but what I do know is we miss out on a big fight and it’s a shame. Rules are rules, though, and they need to be adhered to.
The MSAC adhere to the WADA code which states clearly that the substance is not banned out of competition. VADA give test results to bodies who have their own set of rules. By the book, Saunders should still be fighting. Whether that would be right or wrong is a whole other debate.
I feel like the governing bodies need to get together and decide what is legal and what isn’t. No grey areas. It seems silly that he’s licensed to box by the BBBOC but not in Boston.