Oscar Valdez fight continues despite positive doping in samples A and B

Óscar Valdez

The Athletic Commission of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe authorized the fight between Oscar Valdez and Robson Conceicao is carried out on September 10, despite the positive for phentermine in an anti-doping control of the Mexican, reported Mike coppinger from ESPN.

“Sources: The Pascua Yaqui Athletic Commission ruled that Oscar Valdez can fight on September 10 against Robson Conceicao, despite the positive in tests A and B for the prohibited substance phentermine ”, published the journalist.

The sonorense was in an audience with people from Top rank, of the CMB, of the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA), the Athletic Commission of the Pascua Yaqui Tribeas well as your lawyer Pat english.

The anti-doping test in which Oscar Valdez He tested positive on August 13 and after meeting him, they requested the opening of test B which had the same positive result.

The VADA was the one who detected the prohibited substance in an anti-doping control as part of the program WBC Clean Boxing.

WADA yes, VADA no

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADAdoes allow the consumption of this substance until 11:59 a.m. the day before a fight, but the VADA no, according to Salvador Rodriguez from ESPN.

The WADA differentiates between banned out-of-competition substances and banned in-competition substances. Phentermine is a prohibited substance by WADA

in competition, but it is allowed out of competition.

However, the VADA, which was the agency hired to carry out anti-doping controls for a fight between Valdez and Conceicao, it doesn’t make that difference. For the VADA, phentermine is illegal at all times.

The legal defense of Valdez tried from the beginning to put that argument that for the WADA phentermine was not a prohibited substance at the time the fighter ingested it.

“The commission decided to ignore the rules of the VADA and decided to follow the rules of the WADA”, He explained Coppinger. “One would ask, why then have the VADA doing the exams, starting? ”.

The leaders of the Athletic Commission of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe declined to explain their reasons for allowing Valdez, despite the positive doping.

“When he was contacted by ESPN, the commissioner of the Athletic Commission of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Ernie Gallardo, declined to explain the decision to allow the fight of Oscar Valdez-Robson Conceicao, despite the presence of the prohibited substance phentermine in the system of Valdez”He added Coppinger. “The following calls were sent to the mailbox.”

Defense of Oscar argued that the only thing he drank differently was a tea that, according to Beatríz Pereyra from Process, it is a miracle product.

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