Kautondokwa vs Andrade on October 20th
Просмотров: 15399 Thursday, 11 October 2018  |   Профессиональный бокс




It’s official that #2 WBO Walter Kautondokwa (17-0, 16 KOs) will be replacing Billy Joe Saunders on October 20th on DAZN to face Demetrius Andrade (25-0, 16 KOs) at TD Garden in Boston, Mass.


It’s still not decided whether Andrade vs. Kautondokwa will be for the vacant WBO middleweight title or not, as the World Boxing Organization needs to decide whether to strip Saunders, 29, if his WBO 160 lb title after he tested positive for the banned performance enhancing substance oxilofrine during a VADA test on August 30.


On Wednesday, the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission denied Saunders his boxing license to fight in the state for his failed drug test, which made him ineligible to defend his WBO middleweight title.


This proved costly for Saunders, as he’s losing out on a big $2.3 million payday to defend against Andrade on DAZN on October 20 at TD Garden in Boston. Andrade, 30, is a former WBA/WBO junior middleweight champion and 2008 U.S Olympian with load of talent. The card is promoted by Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing USA/DAZN.