Ignore that old adage which claims cheats never prosper. Oh yes they do, especially in sport.
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez has been banned for six months after failing two drugs tests earlier this year, it has been announced.
The World Boxing Council (WBC) have announced that the fight between Mexico’s Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Kazakhstan’s Gennady Golovkin, scheduled for May 5, has been cancelled after Alvarez failed a drugs test.
The positive dope test on Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, one of the world’s greatest modern fighters, is a sure indication that boxing is fast joining the Premier League of drugs-infested sports alongside athletics, cycling and weightlifting.
The punch-perfect performance from Billy Joe Saunders, arguably the best by a Brit this year, in successfully defending his WBO world middleweight title against David Lemieux in Montreal recently was certainly the most compelling and complete victory by a Brit since Tyson Fury toyed with Wladimir Klitschko back in 2015.
The National Olympic Committee of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan NOC) hosted the award ceremony in the grand ballroom of the Hilton Astana hotel in Astana on November 30 with winners being chosen by public vote.
They used to call the heavyweight championship of the world the richest prize in sport. Then along came Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Any World Boxing Council (WBC) fighter who fails to sign up for their Clean Boxing programme by the September 9 deadline risks being stripped of their status and ranking, the organisation has warned.