ESPN removes Óscar Valdez from its rankings after positive doping


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ESPN retired to Oscar Valdez of their rankings, after the positive doping that the Mexican gave prior to his most recent fight against Robson Conceicao.

“Our panel decided to remove from the rankings ORscar Valdez, who tested positive for a stimulant prohibited by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA)“, Argued the panelists of ESPN.

Mike coppinger, Ben baby and Michael Rothstein are the journalists who make up the panel that assigns the classifications of ESPN.

Valdez tested positive for the banned substance phentermine, but was allowed to defend his title on Friday, September 10, against Robson Conceicao. Valdez achieved a unanimous decision victory and retained his super featherweight world championship, but will not retain his status as the No. 1 fighter in ESPN at 130 lbs. That distinction now belongs to Shakur stevenson, which previously occupied the second position. Conceicao, who fought well despite the defeat, enters the rankings at number 10 and O’Shaquie Foster enters 9th place to replace Gervonta davis, who vacated his 130-pound title to gain weight, “he argued. ESPN about your decision.

Although the undefeated won Robson Conceicao and retained his super featherweight title from World Boxing Council, no longer appears in the table of ESPN. The panel, however, notes that Valdez he will have a chance to return to the rankings in his next fight.

Oscar Valdez in view of Robson Conceicao.

ESPN eliminated Valdez, and shaped the rest of his rankings

Among the rankings of the different categories, ESPN decided to make some modifications among those found within the featherweight.

With the relevant changes, in the opinion of Coppinger, Baby and Rothstein, the count with limit established at 126 pounds, was as follows:

  1. Gary Russel Jr. He kept his place.
  2. Emanuel Navarrete. He kept his place.
  3. Mauricio Lara. He kept his place.
  4. Josh warrington. Up one position.
  5. Kid galahad. Up one position.
  6. Tugstsogt Nyambayar. Up one position.
  7. Jessie magdaleno. Up one position.
  8. Leigh wood. Up one position.
  9. Leo Santa Cruz. Down one position.
  10. Xu Can. It dropped six positions.


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