Earlier this week The Boxing Channel reported a growing PED scandal in Germany involving undefeated Heavyweight Erkan Teper (15-0).
The German Boxing Commission, the BDB, had apparently issued a two year suspension in early December however news of the action is only now coming into the public eye.
As well as the two year suspension, Teper is also said to be facing potential criminal charges.
The official news of the suspension also changed the result of Teper's last fight, a second round KO win over Britain's David Price, to a no contest.
The move could mean Price (19-2) perhaps might be in contention for a European title shot against undefeated Robert Helenius of Finland, who is (22-0) and was supposed to meet Teper in his next outing.
Tyson Fury was in the news being his usual vocal self.
Fury apologized at Britain's “Sports Personality of The Year” awards for his controversial public comments, hopefully putting that episode behind him.
Fury also vocally came to the defense of countryman David Price, indicating that with Teper's suspension and the match changed to a no-contest, Price had his support in kick-starting his stalled career.
Bursting onto the Transnational Boxing Rankings is Heavyweight Luis Ortiz (24-0).
Ortiz shined on December 19th in stopping highly regarded Bryant Jennings in the 7th round of their duel on HBO.
Ortiz firmed up his grip on the interim WBA World title and enters the TBRB Heavyweight Rankings at #4.
Check out the latest TBRB Rankings right here.
More fallout from the December 12th Dillian Whyte vs Anthony Joshua Heavyweight tussle at the O2 Arena.
Whyte is reported to be recovering from successful surgery to repair his injured shoulder. As for Joshua, he is penciled in to return on April 9th, with no opponent yet named.
The White-Joshua bout is reported to have done in excess of 400,000 PPV buys in the United Kingdom. By comparison, the Gennady Golovkin vs David Lemieux pay-per-view last October in the USA did just over 200,000 views.
The return of Britain's David Haye after a three and a half year absence is scheduled for January 16th at London's O2 Arena.
He faces Australian Mark De Mori who is (30-1-2) and has been based in Europe for the last few years.
Check out our Boxing Channel report on the January 16th Barclays Center card that features Deontay Wilder vs Artur Szpilka here.
On January 23rd, Joseph Parker (17-0) returns to the ring to face veteran Jason Bergman (25-11-2) at the Falesta Sports Complex in Apia, Samoa.
Parker is from New Zealand, but is of Samoan descent and is fulfilling a stated goal of headlining in his native country, so look for him to enter this bout with the journey-man Bergman a major favorite.