Billy Joe Saunders fined for bringing boxing into disrepute

September 25, 2018

LONDON (AP) — British boxing authorities have fined WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders 100,000 pounds ($131,000) after video footage showed him appearing to offer drugs to a woman.

Saunders was given a severe reprimand about his future conduct by the British Boxing Board of Control, which found Saunders guilty of bringing the sport into disrepute at a hearing on Tuesday.

The board says the fine will go to a charity assisting former boxers “who have fallen on hard times.”


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