Paul Spadafora will not return to HBO airwaves against power punching prospect Thomas Dulorme on August 17 as he has passed on the fight.

Gary Shaw informed the media that he had reached a deal with Roy Jones Jr. and TNT Promotions but Spadafora (48-0-1 19 KO) did not sign the contract.

It is unclear as of now why Spadafora decided not to sign the contract. This would appear to be the type of fight that he was looking for. There was has been hesitation from networks to feature Spadafora so it will be interesting to see if this shuts the door totally.