CLEAN BOXING PROGRAM OUT OF COMPETITION RANDOM TESTING BEGINS
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
12 Oct 2016
World Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaiman together with Dr. Margaret Goodman, president of the Voluntary Anti Doping Association who officially announced the Clean Boxing Program last May5 in Las Vegas in which the enrollment program began on that date has listed the boxers who failed to enroll and will be removed from the WBC ratings.
Under the agreement all WBC champions and top 15b ranked contenders have to mandatorily enroll in the program with the random out of competition testing administered by VADA.
FIGHTERS WHO DID NOT ENROLL IN THE CBP are David Haye England Heavyweight, Jean Pascal Canada Light Heavyweight, Jose Uzcategui Venezuela Super Middleweight, Gabriel Rosado USA Middleweight, Vanes Martirosyan Armenia Super Welterweight, Daquan Arnett USA Super Welterweight
Amir Khan England Welterweight, Lamont Peterson USA Welterweight, Rances Barthelemy Cuba Super Lightweight, Felix Verdejo Puerto Rico Lightweight, Emiliano Marsili Italy Lightweight, Henry Lundy USA Lightweight, Yuriorkis Gamboa Cuba Super Featherweight, Hairon Socarras Cuba Featherweight, Cesar Juarez Mexico Super Bantamweight, Edivaldo Ortega Mexico Super Bantamweight, Emanuel Navarrete Mexico Bantamweight.
Gideon Buthelezi South Africa Flyweight, Brian Viloria USA Flyweight, Moises Calleros Mexico Light Flyweight, Javier Mendoza Mexico Flyweight, Angel Acosta Puerto Rico Light Flyweight, Janiel Rivera Puerto Rico Minimumweight, Carlos Buitrago Nicaragua Minimumweight and Simphiwe Khonco South Africa Minimumweight.
The WBC announced that the enrollment process, which began on May 5, was also extended until today, as the ratings for October are being released, and those fighters who did not enroll have been taken out of the WBC ratings.
The WBC pointed out that the work to get this program started has been monumental, and the WBC wishes to thank all those WBC members, promoters, managers, and many others who have actively worked to enroll all fighters.
The WBC s aid The leadership of Luis Escalona and Margaret Goodman has been exemplary. There have been some problems, mostly with translation and language barriers, and there will certainly be adjustments during the process. There will be additional adjustments, and this will be an evolving program with the goal to provide as much protection to our athletes worldwide.
The WBC added, "Within 15 days of publication of the monthly ratings, any boxer entering the top 15 must directly or through his management or promoter, through an authorized representative of the WBC's Clean Boxing Program (CBP) must fulfill all mandatory requirements to enter the CBP. The boxer must enroll in the program, or he shall be removed from the ratings and be unavailable to fight for any WBC-affiliated title until such time as he properly enroll."
Any party wishing to address any specific case will be able to do so through the proper channels by communicating in writing to Luis Escalona at firstname.lastname@example.org, and WBC Legal Counsel Alberto Leon at email@example.com. President Sulaiman stated The WBC is proud of its champions and challengers who have taken a step forward in this historic process to keep our sport clean and most importantly to look out for the health of our athletes and the integrity and honorability of our sport.
FIGHTERS WHO DID NOT ENROLL IN THE CBP:
David Haye England Heavyweight
Jean Pascal Canada Light Heavyweight
Jose Uzcategui Venezuela Super Middleweight
Gabriel Rosado USA Middleweight
Vanes Martirosyan Armenia Super Welterweight
Daquan Arnett USA Super Welterweight
Amir Khan England Welterweight
Lamont Peterson USA Welterweight
Rances Barthelemy Cuba Super Lightweight
Felix Verdejo Puerto Rico Lightweight
Emiliano Marsili Italy Lightweight
Henry Lundy USA Lightweight
Yuriorkis Gamboa Cuba Super Featherweight
Hairon Socarras Cuba Featherweight
Cesar Juarez Mexico Super Bantamweight
Edivaldo Ortega Mexico Super Bantamweight
Emanuel Navarrete Mexico Bantamweight
Gideon Buthelezi South Africa Flyweight
Brian Viloria USA Flyweight
Moises Calleros Mexico Light Flyweight
Javier Mendoza Mexico Flyweight
Angel Acosta Puerto Rico Light Flyweight
Janiel Rivera Puerto Rico Minimumweight
Carlos Buitrago Nicaragua Minimumweight
Simphiwe Khonco South Africa Minimumweight
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