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Statement from Oscar De La Hoya on Alejandra Jimenez

January 24, 2020

STATEMENT FROM OSCAR DE LA HOYA ON ALEJANDRA JIMENEZ TESTING POSTIVE FOR BANNED SUBSTANCES

 

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 24, 2020): "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 Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. "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."