28
Jan
2020

WBC outlines importance of several fighter medical checks

WBC 20/02/2017
World Boxing Council

Since its inception and foundation in 1963, The World Boxing Council has worked hard, intelligently, intrepidly and constantly, to prioritize the protection and safety of fighters in all aspects plus spheres, especially via medical tests, prior to each and every bout.

The WBC has instituted and implemented a program of studies that are rigorously and meticulously applied before and after a fight, as well as at times when the boxer is inactive.

All in order to maintain a control and balance in the health of each of them, also assessing how they evolve and fare, if knocked down or KO’d in the ring.

Among the mandatory examinations that the WBC requires are:

– Annual medical examinations.

– Pre-weigh ins of 30 and 7 days.

– Official weigh-in 1 day before the fight.

– Examination issued by the local commission before and after the fight.

– Anti-doping test.

– Resistance tests.

– Urine and blood tests.

– Dilated eye exam.

– Pregnancy test for female fighters.

– Annual magnetic resonance.

We want to acknowledge the magnificent work of William Boodhoo who is responsible for supervising and the control, all medical examinations, as well as coordinating 30-day and seven-day weigh-ins, prior to title bouts.

The WBC works together with VADA (Anti-Doping Volunteer Association) developing the “Clean Box Program” that not only includes random tests for the first 15 ranked and champions of the 17 divisions in order to avoid the usage of illegal substances. But also a program that aims to educate athletes about the terrible dangers and disadvantages of consuming or ingesting illegal substances or performance enhancing drugs produced in our bodies, over the long, middle and short term.