VADA No Longer Part Of Jake Paul-Tyron Woodley II
The Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) will not test either Jake Paul or Tyron Woodley for drugs before or after their rematch that has been scheduled for the December 18 Showtime Pay-Per-View event at AMALIE Arena in Tampa.
The news was confirmed by Dr. Margaret Goodman, the International Boxing Hall-of-Fame-elected physician, and founder and chairperson of VADA.
Woodley has stepped in the bout in place of Tommy Fury (7-0, 4KOs), the younger brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (31-0-1, 22KOs).
Tommy withdrew after getting injured during the training camp. He’s reportedly suffering from a bacterial chest infection and a broken rib.
When Tommy vs Paul was on till last week, VADA was still part of the plans and had the authority to conduct random testing and post-fight tests. However, this is no longer on the table with the former UFC welterweight champion in the picture.
Woodley lost his first boxing fight to Jake via decision.
Tommy’s father, John Fury, has always been dubious of Paul’s take on the testing procedures. During a pre-fight press conference, he had claimed that Paul had outright refused to have himself tested before the fight.
“He refused point blank,” John said. “We’re doing it. We’ve always done it. You can test a Fury every day and ten times on Sunday. Tommy has nothing to hide. Can I say the same about Jake Paul? I don’t know.”