Boxing News At Five | Nov 06 2019

Boxing News at Five: WBC won’t punish Martinez and Vargas for positive PED tests, Adams hangs up the gloves

Julio Cesar Martinez and Rey Vargas both test positive for traces of clenbuterol, but the WBC say it's OK, and golden girl Nicola Adams signs off
Charlie Edwards
Julio Cesar Martinez lines up that illegal shot Action Images/Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

DAYS after Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez ripped the WBO light-heavyweight title from Sergey Kovalev, we are reminded of that word again: the C-word, Clenbuterol.

This time it’s not Alvarez having to explain why the performance-enhancing drug was found in his system but Julio Cesar Martinez and Rey Vargas, two fellow Mexicans flagged for traces of the substance in recent tests with the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA).

More accurately, it’s the World Boxing Council (WBC) doing the explaining on their behalf.


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