Billy Joe Saunders - gives up WBO title

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Billy Joe Saunders gives up WBO middleweight title.

The middleweight British decided to gives up the title of World Champion atWBO after being denied a boxing license by the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission, which in turn declined his meeting with American Andrade to defend the title.

"BJ Saunders has voluntarily renounced the middleweight WBO and publicly apologized to the commission for his failure in the anti-doping test." - said Francisco "Paco" President of the World Boxing Organization.

Demetrius Andrade will now be out in the ring against Walter Kautondonkwa in a fight for the WBO's mid-range title on October 20th.