Billy Joe Saunders has thanked fellow fighter Tyson Fury for putting him”back to the ideal trail”.
Saunders has been refused a licence by the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission (MSAC) at August because of a negative Voluntary Anti-Doping Association test.
Back in September, he was fined £100,000 after supplying a woman £150 worth of medication to do a sex act in a video posted on societal media.
“When it was not for him (Fury) I mightn’t be boxing next week,” said Saunders.
“That really is just a thank you message to Tyson,” said Saunders at a video on societal media.
“I’ve done lots of bad things in 2013 (this ) I am not proud of but I need to thank Tyson.
“When I was going through that rough patch and acting a little idiot, Tyson, who is most likely the only man who can do it, put me into my place, had a great word and put me back to the ideal track.
“I was going down the wrong trail. I’ve felt a little bit depressed all year and he has been through it so I have to thank him for his help.”
Fury recently came back into the ring himself as he battled with melancholy when he brought with WBC heavyweight winner Deontay Wilder following 30 months out of this activity.
Saunders was refused a license after returning a negative finding for oxilofrine at a Vada test to shield his WBO world middleweight title against Demetrius Andrade at October.
His promoter Frank Warren said that the fighter would provide his belt up because of their”mental anguish” and also included that the license decision will be contested in court.
Warren explained the stimulant oxilofrine was at an”common decongestant nasal spray”, while Saunders has insisted he could be a”clean fighter into the bone”.
That means that a fighter is responsible for their regulations only if it’s found on your day of a bout within their own system.
But it’s illegal whatsoever times by Vada, that tested Saunders on 30 August.
In terms of the video Saunders was penalized to get it was the British Boxing Board of Control which passed out the punishment for misconduct.
Saunders apologised to that video and explained as”banter” which”went wrong”.