Exclusive: David Price loss to Erkan Teper changed to no-contest, IBF ranking decision in May

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The International Boxing Federation’s clarification that Erkan Teper will be removed from next month’s ratings has come hot on the heels of a decision by the German Commission (BDB) regarding his fight with David Price.

Teper defeated Price via a second round knockout in July 2015 but was then found to have failed two drugs tests either side of picking up the European heavyweight title at the time.

The EBU moved to strip Teper and suspend him for two years, but due to legal matters, the BDB upheld the result until this week and have now ‘provisionally’ suspended the German until July 2016.

Speaking to World Boxing News on Tuesday, IBF Ratings Chairman Anibal Miramontes confirmed the removal of Teper was in motion and also pointed out that the result of the fight will be changed.

“The result of the Erkan Teper v David Price fight has been changed by the BDB to a no contest,” Miramontes told WBN, before adding that a decision on a possible ranking for Price won’t be made until the new rankings are due in May.

“I haven’t make a decision on any division regarding ratings. The new ratings are due in May,” he said.

Price had made it clear that he hoped to replace Teper on the IBF list as he prepares to return to action on May 29, although the Briton faces a short wait until a final decision is made public.