GGG Signs Up For Stricter VADA Testing
After Canelo Alvarez made a pledge to have year round VADA testing, his rival, Gennady Golovkin has upped the ante for a more stringent testing by the organization.
Per a report from Boxing Scene, Golovkin has reached an deal with VADA, which will have him tested even more often than if he only were enrolled in the WBC’s Clean Boxing Program.
“He was tested through his fight May 5 and we enrolled this week to continue testing to his next fight,” Tom Loeffler, Golovkin’s promoter, told BoxingScene.com on Tuesday. “We inquired last week and then I just sent the confirming email today to VADA. So they’re gonna start probably as soon as he gets back to L.A. with his testing.”
Golovkin will be paying for the additional testing out of his own pocket, and it will run from this week until his next fight, an alleged September 15th rematch against Alvarez in Las Vegas.
Golovkin’s promoter, Tom Loeffler, is glad not only that his fighter is making this level of commitment, but that Canelo Alvarez made the year round commitment to testing.
“It’s a big step forward,” Loeffler said of Alvarez signing up for year round testing.
“Originally, there were some statements made that he wouldn’t enroll until a contract was signed for his next fight. But for a guy trying to proclaim his innocence, we definitely think he did the right thing. Gennady is gonna be testing all the way through to his next fight, and we definitely think it’s a step in the right direction for Canelo to do that. Frankly, in light of what happened with Canelo’s positive tests, Gennady is gonna require that of any future opponent, that they’ll be enrolled in the VADA testing.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene