Boxing News At Five | Oct 03 2019

Boxing News at Five: Drugs are found in Russian boxer’s hotel room, Saunders says he would do a better job on Golovkin than Canelo

Drugs have been discovered in Shavkat Rakhimov's South Africa hotel room, and Billy Joe Saunders could be getting Gennady Golovkin at the right time
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Billy Joe Saunders Homecoming Press Conference  |  Action Images/Reuters/Adam Holt

AT the same time Azinga Fuzile is accusing Shavkat Rakhimov of being a cheat, Shavkat Rakhimov is accusing Azinga Fuzile of being a sore loser.

The plot, already muddled, has thickened this week.

It started, of course, when Fuzile’s team accused Rakhimov’s assistant trainer, Ruslan Agishev, of using smelling salts on his fighter’s nostrils between rounds seven and eight of the pair’s fight at East London’s Orient Theatre on Sunday. (In the next round, Rakhimov, 15-0 (12), seemingly rejuvenated, stopped Fuzile, 14-1 (8), to land a shot at IBF super-featherweight champion Tevin Farmer.)


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