The 29-year-old tested positive for oxilofrine in August and has been suspended for six months
Billy Joe Saunders has dropped a massive hint that he could be soon ready to return to the ring.
The 29-year-old was due to make the fourth defence of his WBO world title against Demetrius Andrade in October but it was cancelled after he tested positive for oxilofrine in August and was subsequently suspended for six months.
Following the failed drug test, the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission revoked Saunders’ boxing license, meaning he could not challenge for his old belt, which he won in December 2015, until next year and Andrade won the vacant title.
With his ban nearly over, Saunders took to his Twitter account to announce the news that a return may be imminent.
Saunders has not fought since last December when he travelled to Canada and earned a comfortable unanimous decision victory over David Lemieux.
He was recently spotted consoling Kell Brook following his underwhelming performance on Saturday and told the 32-year-old not to worry about the display.
“Listen Kell, don’t even worry about that – like I say, you done him, end of story,” he said.
“As a matter of fact, in hindsight that might have done you a favour. For one you know for next time. And two, he [Khan] might think, ‘yeah I’ll fight him now.”
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