August 9, 2016
August 9, 2016
Drug ban

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Last May the 5th at a press conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, the WBC announced the official launching of the WBC Clean Boxing Program (“CBP”). WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman and Dr. Margaret Goodman, President of the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (“VADA”,) were present at that press conference.

The WBC and VADA designed and implemented the CBP. The CBP includes a webinar that provides very useful information to anyone involved in sports in general, and in boxing in particular. The CBP webinar provides important facts about the danger of performance enhancing drugs (“PEDs”) and cautions athletes about many consequential aspects of using PEDs.

One of the most salient aspects of the CBP is that it includes out-of-competition, random anti-doping testing. All WBC champions and the boxers included in the top 15 in the WBC ratings are eligible for out-of-competition, random anti-doping testing. Enrollment in the CBP is mandatory for all eligible boxers.

Due to the increased activity around the world brought about the ongoing Summer Olympic Games, the WBC has extended the deadline for eligible boxers to enroll in the CBP. The new enrollment deadline is September 9, 2016. Any eligible boxer who is not registered in the CBP will be removed from the WBC rankings and suspended from any activity in the WBC.