WBA Announces New VADA Program

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Board of Directors voted in favor of the “Fair Boxing” program being implemented in a compulsory way in the regional and world fighting championships for the top 15 rankings of the organization.

During the WBA Board Meeting, the board agreed in a vote that boxers for this type of fights should be enrolled in the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) program. The motion was proposed by the President of the WBA, Gilberto Mendoza, as a way to achieve a fairer sport.

Mendoza invited all organizations that have not joined to work together with VADA. The executive explained that being registered in the association’s program does not mean that fighters will be tested for each fight, but tests will be done randomly as is the VADA procedure.

The WBA chairman also explained that if it is necessary, promoters can request tests before the fights and take charge of  incurring the costs.

After the motion was approved, the Board left the responsibility of creating a committee to manage and carry out the program on Mendoza’s behalf.

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