News | Sep 06 2016

The WBC takes a hard stance against doping

The World Boxing Council issues a final notice for enrollment into its WBC/VADA Clean Boxing Program
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Miguel Cotto shows off WBC belt  |  Action Images

The final deadline for enrollment into the WBC / VADA Clean Boxing Program is less than one week away. The set of measures, which is compulsory for the top-15 rated fighters in each division, requires “out of competition random testing” with “absolutely no cost to any fighter, manager or promoter.”

The Mexico City based sanctioning body developed the program in conjunction with the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA). It is aimed at making “boxing better and safer together,” according to a statement released by the WBC.

Further, the WBC has shown their commitment to full compliance by warning the 255 fighters that make up the top tier of their 17 recognized divisions that anyone failing to enroll in the program will be dropped from their rankings.

 

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