News | Jul 14 2016

BBBofC adopt fresh stance on failed drug tests in Britain

The BBBofC recently held a meeting to discuss the issue
David Price
David Price  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

THE British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) have implemented a new rule regarding failed drug tests in Britain.

If a fighter fails a drug test linked to a bout sanctioned by the BBBofC, the result of said bout will immediately be changed to a No Contest, regardless of who won.

This new rule was decided at a recent BBBofC meeting but will only come into effect on September 1. It does not relate to past fights, meaning results marred by failed tests prior to September 1 2016 cannot be automatically changed.

 

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