“Money over morale”: Andre Ward criticizes letting Valdez fight despite doping

Dinero sobre moral: Andre Ward critica que dejen pelear a Valdez a pesar de dopaje

Andre Ward he criticized that he let himself fight Oscar Valdez next September 10 before Robson Conceicao despite having tested positive for anti doping.

“Money over morals!” wrote Ward on Twitter. “This is how we get down in this sport. Weak decision! Yes … I said it. “

This is because the Athletic Commission of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe ruled that the Mexican, who is a super featherweight world champion of the CMB, you can continue with the scheduled fight. The decision is despite the fact that both sample A and B from his anti-doping test tested positive for the banned substance phentermine.

It should be remembered that 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 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 in the form of herbal tea.

The World Anti Doping Agency (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 Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (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.

However, the Athletic Commission of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe decided to give the fighter the green light to fight despite the positive doping.

Andre Ward joins the criticism of Team Canelo

After the doping of Oscar Valdez, the entire team of Canelo Team has been targeted by various boxers these days, in addition to Andre Ward.

The first was Devin Heney, who accused the group led by Eddy reynoso. “The entire camp of Eddy reynoso with that sh * t, “wrote the American along with the emoji of a syringe symbolizing doping.

Later it was Caleb Plant, next rival of Saul Canelo Alvarez, who also accused them of cheating.

“No, Eddy reynoso and the Canelo they deserve the PU ** of the year, ”he tweeted Plant. “They are all suspects. Everything in that camp is intentional. They have the knowledge, the experience to know, and they have the resources to have the best of the best in whatever they want, tacos or meat, “he wrote on social media.

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