WBC, VADA Create Clean Boxing Program For Women

For more than a year, the WBC has been looking to create a female version of the Clean Boxing Program and now it has been officially announced.

The WBC has announced that it has created the Female Clean Boxing Program that requires all of its champions to enroll in. The Clean Boxing Program is a special partnership formed between the WBC and Voluntary Anti-Doping Association VADA in order to make sure the sport of boxing is as clean and drug-free as possible.

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Among the list of requirements in the Clean Boxing Program is that all WBC world champions must enroll in the program, which includes random out of competition testing. Not only are the champions required to enroll but also the fighters ranked in the top five in the WBC rankings in every weight class, as opposed to the men, who require fighters ranked in the top 15 to enroll. The women have 90 days to be a part of the WBC-CBP from June 1 or else they will be taken out of the rankings.

The program was initially made in September 2016 for the men and a number of notable boxers have at one point not signed up for it, resulting in them being left out of the rankings. Names such as Manny Pacquiao, David Haye, Jarrell Miller, Errol Spence Jr., Lamont Peterson, Liam Smith and many more were out of the WBC's top 15 at some point for not being in the Clean Boxing Program.

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