Monroe Fails VADA Test, Charlo Fight In Trouble
The WBC interim middleweight title fight between Jermall Charlo and Willie Monroe Jr may be in jeopardy, as the challenger seems to have had an issue with the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association.
Per WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, VADA alerted the WBC of an adverse finding in a pre-fight test of Monroe, prior to his December 22nd showdown at Bardclays Center.
Sulaiman confirmed that the WBC would make a decision on Monday in-regards to next steps, as a failure would violate the “Clean Boxing Program” established by the WBC for champions and contenders.
If Monroe is pulled from the main event of the PBC on FOX card, Boxing Scene has reported that Matt Korobov would be the leading candidate to replace the fellow southpaw.
Korobov was scheduled to face Juan DeAngel on the non-televised portion of the card, and may be moved into the main event slot.
Charlo’s brother Jermell is set to defend his WBC super welterweight title against Tony Harrison in the co-main event of the FOX tripleheader.