WBC confirm adverse finding in Willie Monroe Jr. drug test

Stacey Verbeek

The Clean Boxing Program is publishing a variety of reports to keep the boxing community fully informed of this unique program.

Over the last week, the WBC-CBP received clean results of Tony Harrison, Oleksandr Gvozdyk, Kiko Martinez, Paddy Barnes, John Ryder, and post-fight testing on Miguel Berchelt and Miguel Roman.

WBC has also received confirmation by VADA that Willie Monroe Jr. tested with an adverse finding.

All parties have been informed. Premier Boxing Champions, TGB Promotions and Fox Sports are all in agreement of making the best to preserve the safety of all in boxing.

The WBC will rule on Monday. The WBC is committed to clean boxing to keep our boxers safe. We are extremely proud of every single boxer enrolled in the Clean Boxing Program.

Monroe is due to fight Jermall Charlo on Saturday. The likeliness is the American will not be able to continue with that fight.

The list of boxers per division who have been removed from the December 2018 WBC ratings for failure to enroll in the WBC CBP follows:

Light Heavyweight

10 Umar Salamov (Russia)


5 James DeGale (GB)

13 Tyron Zeuge (Germany)


14 Mark Heffron (GB)


8 Ricardo Núñez (Panamá)

12 Pablo Vicente (Cuba)


6 Satoshi Shimizu (Japan)


10 Thomas Patrick Ward (GB)


13 Alejandro Santiago (Mexico)


7 Sho Kimura (Japan)

Fighters who have been dropped are able to be reinstated should they sign up in future.

Others including Tony Yoka, Sergey Kuzmin, George Groves remain flagged as paperwork needs to be finalized shortly.


After allowing ample time to comply, with the Clean Boxing Program The World Boxing Council is obliged to remove boxers from December 2018 ratings, for failure to enroll.

The World Boxing Council’s groundbreaking Clean Boxing Program (CBP) requires every champion and each top 15 rated fighter to mandatorily enroll in the CBP by submitting specific forms to VADA.

Fighters must enroll within 3 months of entering the top 15 ranking. In consideration and respect of language, administrative and geographical factors.

Failure to enroll in the CBP within the established deadlines has resulted in boxers being taken off the WBC ratings. – World Boxing Council