Vacating his WBO middleweight title after being refused a boxing licence by the Massachusetts Athletic Commission, Billy Joe Saunders has a little more time on his hands.
Failing a Voluntary Drugs Test ahead of his proposed title defence against Demetrius Andrad in Boston, Saunders was left with little option but to vacate the belt he had won from Andy Lee in late 2015.
One of Saunders' previous opponents Chris Eubank Jr was quick to rub salt in that particular wound.
Declaring the process to have delivered "justice" for those "more deserving" boxers that can now compete for the vacant WBO belt, Eubank Jr also queried; "How long have you been taking illegal substances for son?"
Saunders' promoter Frank Warren claimed on talkSPORT yesterday that Saunders intended to battle against the decision of the Massachusetts Athletic Commission, suggesting that the case will be taken to the Supreme Court as they search to recoup lost earnings.
Meanwhile, as was to be expected, Saunders has offered a fairly lurid riposte to Eubank Jr's baiting.
Suggesting that Eubank Jr will never win a world title, Saunders appears to have referenced the British fighter's recent defeat to George Groves in the semi-final of the World Boxing Super Series.
In his own inimitable way, the fighter who was recently fined £100,000 for his behaviour, made reference to Eubank Jr and Chris Eubank Sr, the former WBO middleweight and super-middleweight champion.