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CLEAN BOXING PROGRAM OUT OF COMPETITION RANDOM TESTING BEGINS


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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 luiswbc@aol.com, and WBC Legal Counsel Alberto Leon at al@aleonlaw.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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