The World Boxing Council would like to update the developments of the Clean Boxing Program, following publication of the WBC October ratings in which the boxers who did not enroll were deleted as per the WBC/VADA Clean Boxing Program and WBC Rules and Regulations.
The WBC priority is to work in education and awareness to help all involved in boxing learn the dangers of PED use, as well as those illegal procedures which eventually create tremendous health problems for the athletes. The Webinar, which is available at all WBC and CBP websites, is a video which is a must to watch in order to learn the specifics about the risks and dangers. Please click this link to watch it – http://wbcboxing.com/WBCVADA/.
The WBC has received communications in the past two days from many boxers who were taken out of the WBC ratings, and most of them have now finished the enrollment process, which for different reasons was not completed in due time. All those boxers who enroll in the program will be returned to the WBC ratings in the month of November following the ratings criteria of the WBC, of course, to determine in which spot they are to be ranked.
Amir Khan, Vanes Martirosyan, and Jean Pascal have finalized their enrollment, and several others are in the process, including Felix Verdejo and Hank Lundy.
It is very important to also mention that more than 70 boxers who are not mandated to enroll – as they are not ranked in the top 15 – have voluntarily submitted and enrolled in this historic program. The WBC salutes its champions and all of the Top 15 rated fighters, but additional recognition must go to the others who also took it upon themselves to enter this program. It says so much about concern for their welfare and respect for the sport.
One of the greatest problems international professional boxing has is the lack of uniformity in protecting our fighters. PEDs and supplements can be a constant danger to fighters and their opponents. The CBP is a way to advance uniformity and safety to all who risk so much. There are many hidden facts in products and processes which often lead to naive actions, which lead to illegalities. VADA works with Drug Free Sports AXIS (formerly named the REC). If you have questions about supplements and prohibited substances, contact https://dfsaxis.com/users/login. Click on the VADA logo and use the passcode vada12.
The work has been monumental but extremely satisfactory, and a new era in our sport has begun as we all work together to make the sport safer. It is all coming from the boxers’ will and trust themselves. The WBC and VADA will work diligently in all aspects of the program. We are designing a mobile platform for the wherabouts of notifications, and are planning many events to continue the awareness process. As mentioned before, it will all be done TOGETHER!
Boxers not rated in the Top 15, and boxers who are not rated who have voluntarily enrolled in the CBP:
Oscar Rivas #23, Tom Shwarz #36, Lucas Browne ( N/R VOL) / * NA-WBA, Keane Simon (N/R VOL)
Stivens Bujaj #16, Murat Gassieu (N/R VOL) / * NA-WBA/IBF
Radivjoe Kalajdzic #21, Luis Garcia #36, Mike Lee #40, Gilbert Castillo (N/R Vol), Joseph Williams (N/R Vol), Joe Jones (N/R Vol)
Dilmurod Satybaldiev #18, David Benavidez #15, Dimitry Chudinov # 20
Hugo Centeno #19, Alantez Fox #33, Ivan Golub #36, Ezequiel Brook (N/R Vol), Yuri Foreman (N/R Vol), Ahmet Patterson (N/R Vol)
Willie Nelson #17, Ramon Alvarez #19, Clayton Castro (N/R Vol), Dominique Dolton (N/R Vol), Steven Butler (N/R Vol), Frank Galarza (N/R Vol)
Dimitry Mikhaylenko #15, Chris Algieri (N/R Vol)
Luca Giacon #14, Mauricio Herrera #15, Sergey Lipinets #19, Roberto Ortiz # 24, Ivan Baranchyk #31, Marcelino Lopez (N/C Vol), Kiryl Relikh (N/C Vol), Batyrzhan Jukembayev (N/C Vol), Ghisian Maduma (N/C Vol), Matheu Germain )N/C Vol), Mykal Fox (N/C Vol)
Jairo Lopez #28, Ryan Martin #34, Nicholas Delomba (N/R Vol), Neri Sanguilan (N/R Vol), Victoria Cisneros (Fem, Vol)
Billy Dib #21, Khussainov Ablaikhan (N/R Vol)
Albert Pagara #21, Richard Pumpic #27
Arthur Villanueva #11, Sonny Boy Jaro #20, Edgar Jimenez #25, Antonio Nieves (N/R Vol), Zhanat Zhakianov (N/R Vol) / WBA Interim Champion
Michael Dasmarinas #19, Victor Mendez #33
Giemel Magramo #15, Genesis Libranza #21, Yodmangkol CP Freshmart (N/R Vol)
Jonathan Refugio #16, Rene Patilano #26, Edward Heno #38
Carlos Canizales #13, Dexter Alimento #17, Chrisitian Araneta #23, Jeffrey Galero #28, Jay Loto #30, Jimboy Jaya #37, Jayserver Abcede (N/R Vol)