News | Apr 29 2016

Francisco Vargas fails drugs test

Francisco Vargas tested positive for clenbuterol
francisco vargas

FRANCISCO VARGAS has tested positive for a banned substance ahead of his WBC world super-featherweight title defence against Orlando Salido on June 4.

The 31-year-old Mexican tested positive for clenbuterol – a steroid which helps with weight loss – as a result of the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) program for his highly-anticipated clash with Salido.

Golden Boy Promotions released a statement, insisting that Vargas is a clean athlete who did not knowingly ingest the banned substance.