Óscar Valdez

As part of Clean Boxing Program several boxers underwent anti-doping tests in November and December, all with negative results, among which stands out Oscar Valdez, who passed four tests.

The World Boxing Council (WBC), in accordance with the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA), carry out the Clean Boxing Program to make boxers aware of the use of prohibited substances.

A urine sample collected at Valdez on August 13, it produced an adverse analytical result for phentermine. That caused it to be subjected to various random tests as part of a recommendation by a panel of scientific and nutrition experts that formed the WBC.

Thus, the body’s super featherweight champion underwent two tests in November and two more in December. Oscar Valdez passed the four anti-doping tests with a negative result.

In addition to Valdez, there are other boxers who also completed four tests. They were Vasyl Lomachenko Y Richard Commey, who met on December 11. They beat two in November and another pair in December.

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez Y Caleb Plant, who collided last November 6 in Las Vegas, passed two anti-doping tests that same month.

Devin Haney Y JoJo Diaz, who fought in December, each completed four anti-doping tests. Gervonta Davis and Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz, who also faced each other, surpassed three and two, respectively.

Gennady Golovkin, who would fight in December against Ryouta Murata, completed three tests in those two months, while the Japanese with two. The undisputed lightweight champion, george cambosos, passed two anti-doping tests, the same as the now former monarch Teofimo Lopez.

The goals of the Clean Boxing Program

In the report of WBC 62 anti-doping tests were recorded in the last two months of last year, all with negative results.

“We thank all our athletes for their entire disposition in registering for the CBP”, mentions the agency in a publication. “And above all for being exemplary athletes who testify to their honesty, but also to thank VADA for their dedication and hard work.”

The WBC He stressed that the choice of boxers is random, so they can be eligible one or more times in the same period, in addition to the fact that it is mandatory to help raise awareness among boxers regarding the use of prohibited substances.

“For him WBC it is imperative to work on education and awareness”, he concludes. “To help everyone involved in sport learn about the dangers of using performance-enhancing substances. Which eventually create big health problems for athletes.”