The World Boxing Council and VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Association) once again join forces, by starting the Clean Boxing Program for female boxing as of June 1st.
The WBC is the first organization to implement mandatory anti-doping tests in all championship fights since 1975, being a leader in boxing and in all sports, putting safety at the paramount top.
The Clean Boxing Program (CBP) was planned, designed and developed with countless hours of hard work and dedication, among many caring and visionary members of the WBC and VADA. It`s basically divided into three main objectives:
– Prevention: To educate, warn and appraise boxers about the terrible and very real dangers of banned substances and the tragic effects they wreak. This is done through tutorials, web seminars and forums.
– Random tests out of competition
– Voluntary registration for fighters
The program that began in September 2016 was first applied to men. Today is extended to women, because the WBC and VADA seek to protect and safeguard all the athletes of our beloved sport.
From June 1st onwards, world champions and the first five ranked fighters in all 16 divisions must enroll in CBP within the next 90 days, understanding that at the end of this period, those who`ve not registered with the Program must leave the WBC rankings.
The Clean Boxing program is now a reality and through the exemplary participation of most members of the boxing community, it`s proved a great success. We want to thank, recognize and applaud the commitment shown by most of the promoters, managers and especially the boxers, because it`s due to them that this initiative works in a fair, honest and exemplary way.
The procedure to enter the CBP is as follows:
WBC Clean Boxing Program – Registration and Release Form
WBC Clean Boxing Program – Whereabouts Form
WBC Clean Boxing Program – Therapeutic Use Application ( in case you are under amedical treatment )
These forms must be filled in and sent to VADA, by email to whereabouts@VADA-testing.