Amir Khan has announced he will take part in the World Boxing Council Clean Boxing Program just hours after being named on a list of fighters who failed to meet the deadline.
The 29 year-old’s doesn’t feature on the latest WBC ratings released on Wednesday, meaning Khan was set to lose his position as the WBC mandatory challenger at the welterweight limit.
Khan is now all set to participate and should be confirmed by the WBC as the first in line to Danny Garcia once the next set of rankings are made public.
World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman gave boxers 15 days to make it clear that they would be part of the new VADA scheme despite numerous public warnings.
“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 fulfil all mandatory requirements to enter the CBP.
— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) October 12, 2016
“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,” said Sulaiman.
The Briton, alongside compatriot David Haye and a host of former world champions including Lamont Peterson, Jean Pascal and Yuriorkis Gamboa, were not named on the recent ratings list by the WBC.