Mexico city / 03.09.2021 17:18:59
The fight between Mexican boxer Óscar Valdez and Brazilian Robsok Conceiçao will continue as scheduled for September 10, a match in which Valdez will make the first defense of the World Boxing Council Super Feather Championship, despite the fact that the native of Nogales tested positive in an anti-doping control.
Mauricio Sulaiman, president of the WBC said that the body did not find reasons not to celebrate the fight despite the result of Valdez, who tested positive for a substance called Phentermine.
“We did an exhaustive analysis during three days, we summoned experts to study exactly this substance and understanding that it does not give any competitive advantage, and during the hearing with Valdez and his team, that there was no malice and that there is a lot of confusion and there is no determination that something has happened and that the subsequent tests came out negative and with the opinion of the Box Commission that has no sanction against this fight, we are going to proceed with the world championship match, ”Sulaiman said.
Although the head of the WBC said that there will be a detailed follow-up of what happens with Valdez, this to avoid any other details.
“We are going to establish a specific follow-up protocol with Valdez and with Top Rank, its promoter and, above all, seek the possibility of continuing to educate, there is a great lack of knowledge, when a doping topic is heard everyone reaches an immediate conclusion without knowing, I am not a chemist or an expert, we have to study what it is about and we saw in detail with all commitment and We reached that conclusion, the clean program is run by VADA, they are the ones who carry out the tests and the World Boxing Council adjudicates the sanctions”, But in this case none will proceed.
After a hearing with the corresponding authorities today, the World Boxing Council issued a press release in which the green flag is given for the duel to be carried out with the world champion belt at stake.
“Among the factors the WBC panel considered are: (1) a urine sample collected from champion Valdez on August 13, 2021, returned an adverse test result for phentermine; (2) samples collected on July 22, 2021 and August 30, 2021 were negative; (3) Phentermine is an appetite suppressant prescription drug with no documented performance-enhancing effects or benefits in competition.; (4) Champion Valdez has been a boxer for 19 years with a long and celebrated amateur career, which included participation in two Olympic Games; (5) during his announced career as an amateur and professional boxer, Champion Valdez has tested negative in numerous tests, including more than 30 as a professional; and (5) Champion Valdez has insisted on enrolling in the WBC-CBP and has demanded anti-doping tests in all their bouts ”, it was announced.
After taking these factors into account, the World Council assured that the fighter will now have to undergo random anti-doping tests for 6 months, in addition to being tested for a period of “12 months where any failing whereabouts or adverse analytical finding during the trial period will result in an indefinite suspension of all WBC activity, immediate suspension of the recognition of any privilege of the WBC ”.