Alejandra Jimenez Tests Positive For Banned Substances
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya has already responded to the news.
Jimenez was pretty chunky as the WBC’s heavyweight champion – and she made a remarkable physical transformation to get down to 168-pounds to challenge Crews-Dezurn.
Golden Boy did not confirm the banned substances in question.
“It is extremely unfortunate to learn that WBC and WBO super middleweight world champion Alejandra Jimenez (13-0-1, 9 KOs) has tested positive for banned substances after her title fight with Franchon Crews-Dezurn (6-2, 2 KOs) on January 11,” said De La Hoya.
“As Franchon’s promoter, we are incredibly disappointed for her as she worked incredibly hard to defend her titles. However, our job is to ensure the safety of our fighters both inside and outside of the ring. Thus, we have always insisted and supported testing through the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) for all of our world championship fights. Jimenez’s fight against Franchon Crews-Dezurn is no exception. Now our job is to find justice for Franchon by working closely with the WBC and the WBO in order to re-instate her as a world champion.”
MORE TO COME………………