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If Jake Paul gets WBC ranking, drug testing becomes mandatory

Jake Paul faces mandatory drug testing when and if the World Boxing Council agrees to rate the YouTuber.

Ahead of a now-failed fight with Hasim Rahman Jr., Sulaiman promised to place Paul in the Top 15 if he defeated the professional heavyweight.

Mandatory VADA drug testing

Even though that clash evaporated, Paul could still gain favor with the WBC again. If he does, VADA testing comes into play for every bout after that.

VADA stated: “Unlike all US commissions and all other sanctioning bodies, the WBC truly supports the clean sport.

“All rated fighters are subject to out-of-comp stringent testing panels using only WADA [World Anti-Doping Agency] accredited labs.

“Thank you, Mauricio Sulaiman, for fighter safety and a fair fight.”

They added: “All WBC male fighters ranked in the top 15 are eligible to be tested by VADA and enrolled in the Clean Boxing Program.

“Thank you to the WBC and Mauricio Sulaiman for supporting the clean sport.”

Jake Paul WBC Ranking

Whether it is a coincidence, VADA’s statement on testing came around the same spell when Sulaiman stated his intentions to rank Jake Paul.

“Coming on August 6, Jake Paul will take on Hasim Rahman Jr. Winning this fight will earn him a World Boxing Council ranking,” pointed out Sulaiman.

Following up on a mass of criticism, Sulaiman spoke to Mexican media.

“Jake Paul gets into the ring responsibly. He does it with adequate training,” Sulaiman told Izquierdazo. “But he gets discredited right away.

“Paul is a phenomenon, and we will see what happens in the future.

“That is how the process works. Boxers fight, and with their results, they can get classified in a weight class. That is what Jake Paul is doing.

“But everyone is entitled to his own opinion. Everyone has his motives for having an opinion.

“I respect the information or feelings that motivate how they think about Jake Paul.”

Fighting YouTubers

The vlogger has since moved away from calling out professional fighters after canceling the Rahman Jr. headliner and citing a weight issue.

Paul now seems to be targeting fellow YouTubers again. The prospect of being pitted against others in the WBC Rankings seemingly dawned on him.

Targeting a world title within three years and saying he could beat Canelo Alvarez look to be nothing but trolling from the former Disney star.

The views expressed in this article are the opinions of Phil Jay.

WBN Editor Phil has over ten years of boxing news experience. Furthermore, follow WBN on Facebook @officialworldboxingnews and Twitter @worldboxingnews.