The WBC has begun a drug awareness and testing program with VADA beginning with the Lucas Matthysse-Viktor Postol title fight on Oct. 3.
In advance of their June 14 clash, WBO junior welterweight titlist Ruslan Provodnikov and undefeated Chris Algieri will undergo random drug testing, courtesy of VADA.
Strength and conditioning guru Alex Ariza characterized Marcos Maidana’s first round of random drug testing with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) as being “discrete, organized, and professional” on Wednesday.
Tim Bradley and Manny Pacquiao will undergo random drug testing under the auspices of the Nevada State Athletic Commission in advance of their fight on April 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Last week was a slow one for worldwide boxing action, but there was one major development in THE RING’s division ratings. Due to testing positive for a banned substance following his unanimous decision loss to Manny Pacquiao, Brandon Rios has been dropped from the junior welterweight rankings.
Former WBA/IBF junior welterweight champion Amir Khan says that his desire to silence skeptics influenced his decision to accept the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency’s (VADA) involvement in his upcoming rematch with Lamont Peterson.
Alex Ariza considers it to be “a huge compliment” that rivals believe his fighters’ success, including that of Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan, is a result of performance enhancing drugs.
Promoter Bob Arum says Manny Pacquiao would have no problem with being drug tested if it meant successfully negotiating a third attempt to make a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.