News | Jul 21 2017

WBA ban Shannon Briggs for six months

It means the Shannon Briggs WBA suspension will be up in November of this year
Shannon Briggs
Shannon-Briggs  |  Action Images/Reuters/Ina Fassbender

AFTER Shannon Briggs failed a drug test, the WBA have handed the muscle bound 45-year-old heavyweight a six month ban.

Briggs had been due to fight Fres Oquendo in June for a secondary WBA title. The WBA confirm that as part of their Fair Boxing programme, administered by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association, Briggs tested positive for anabolic agents, beta-2 agonist, metabolic modulators, GHRP, hormones and related substances.

Since he tested positive for prohibited substances the WBA have suspended Briggs for six months from the date of the finding.