Issue | Letters | Premium | Nov 12 2019

The Big Question: How do you feel about the WBC taking a more lenient stance on the performance-enhancing drug clenbuterol?

We asked this week's panellists whether the WBC's decision to ignore traces of clenbuterol in boxers' drug tests is a good move or a bad one
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Michael Conlan (Featherweight contender)

I don’t agree with it at all. It’s a dangerous line they are towing as it leaves the door open for people to openly cheat and have excuses for when they are caught. I think the WBC, along with every other sanctioning body, should have 365 testing for everyone ranked in the top 20. In a year where we have seen a high quantity of ring deaths, we need stricter rules not loosened up ones.

Andy Clarke (Boxing commentator)