The super featherweight champion boxer Oscar Valdez, has broken his silence this Friday after the latest events that have occurred, in which a prohibited substance was detected, stating that he has always been committed to the sport, so he would not incur any action of this kind.
The World Boxing Council, led by Mauricio Sulaimán , also spoke out in this regard, allowing the fight on September 10, in which he will expose his 130-pound scepter against Robson Conceicao.
Oscar Valdez breaks his silence for the alleged case of consumption of prohibited substances
Mexican boxer Oscar Valdez was in trouble this week, after it became known that a substance prohibited by the World Boxing Council and other organizations was found in his body, so his fight against Conceicao could have modifications .
The boxer remained on the sidelines of the case, and his work team in the gym, led by Eddy Reynoso, until it was reported on Thursday that he would fight in Tucson, Arizona as previously agreed.
But it was until this Friday, that practically in coordination with the World Boxing Council, the details of this issue and the way forward were announced, without modifying the date for the lawsuit in which he exposes his championship for the first time. super feather.
The position of the World Boxing Council regarding Oscar Valdez
The WBC created the Clean Boxing Program in collaboration with VADA. The WBC-CBP is one of the best and most comprehensive anti-doping programs in sport. The purposes of the WBC-CBP include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) safeguarding the health and safety of boxers; (2) educate boxers, coaches, teams, and members of the boxing community; and (3) impose requirements and take measures that are equitable and just when examining each situation on its particular merits.
The WBC-CBP administered by the VADA List of Prohibited Substances includes hundreds of substances and metabolites. There are marked differences between the different categories of prohibited substances in terms of their effects, dangers and contraindications, there are extreme differences from one given substance to the others.
Upon learning of Oscar Valdez’s adverse analytical finding, the WBC formed a panel that included scientific and nutrition experts to investigate, analyze and evaluate all available facts and evidence, and recommend to the WBC how to proceed in this particular case. The WBC panel held an investigative hearing with all interested parties, including Champion Valdez and his team, and representatives of the supervisory commission and promoter. Champion Valdez and his team have been 100% cooperative throughout the process. The WBC panel also held internal meetings to discuss the information and materials it received, so the recommendation to the WBC is well-informed, polite, and fair.
Among the factors the WBC panel considered are: (1) a urine sample collected from champion Valdez on August 13, 2021, returned an adverse analytical result for phentermine; (2) samples collected on July 22, 2021 and August 30, 2021 were negative; (3) Phentermine is an appetite suppressant prescription drug with no documented performance-enhancing effects or benefits in competition; (4) Champion Valdez has been a boxer for 19 years with a long and celebrated amateur career, which included participation in two Olympic Games; (5) during his announced career as an amateur and professional boxer, Champion Valdez has tested negative in numerous tests, including more than 30 as a professional;
After conducting its own analysis of the situation, the Pascua Yaqui Athletic Commission, which is the local commission that oversees the Valdez vs. Conceicao, has confirmed his commitment to allow the match to unfold in his jurisdiction as originally scheduled for September 10, 2021.
The WBC Panel’s recommendation to the body, which has been authorized and adopted by the WBC Board of Governors, comprises:
1. The WBC will officially sanction the Valdez v. Conceicao for the WBC super featherweight world title, which will take place as originally scheduled on September 10, 2021.
2. The WBC will donate the entire penalty fees it will receive from that match to the WBC-CBP program and to the José Sulaimán Boxers Fund.
3. The WBC will design and implement several mandatory programs at the exclusive cost of champion Valdez, including:
A. Take a substantial number of random drug tests in the next six months as determined by the WBC-CBP;
B. Enrollment, active participation, and strict adherence to a weight management program that includes nutrition and hydration components designed by the WBC Nutrition Committee; Champion Valdez and his team must receive full certification from this program.
C. Upon completion of the above programs, Champion Valdez will serve as the WBC Ambassador, after which he will make a minimum of six personal appearances to promote and educate on principles consistent with fair boxing, proper boxing management practices. weight and the values of social responsibility of the WBC.
4. The WBC will place Champion Valdez on probation for a period of 12 months. Any failing whereabouts or adverse analytical findings during the trial period will result in an indefinite suspension of all WBC activity, immediate suspension of the recognition of any WBC privileges (championship or status) until the matter is resolved; and it will show as Not Available in the WBC ratings.
Clean Boxing Program is one of the foundations of the WBC. The body will maintain its leadership in the sport by investing resources and efforts to ensure that boxing is clean and that boxers are educated and protected, while justice prevails at all times.
The WBC wishes to acknowledge and thank everyone who participated in this complex process, including the Pascua Yaqui Athletic Commission and its advisers, the Association of Boxing Commissions, Top Rank, Inc., Team Valdez, and the experts and consultants who worked diligently. if.
What did Oscar Valdez say in the video?
The Mexican posted a video less than a minute long. “I have never used banned substances to improve my performance. I never did that and I never will. I am very respectful of anti-doping tests, from my time as an amateur and now as a professional ”, he started when he explained on his social network.
“Since I have been a professional I have undergone more than thirty anti-doping tests. It is something that from the Valdez team we always ask and we make sure that it is in the contract. To keep the sport clean and that no one has any advantage, ” was commissioned by the boxer who will finally fight Conceicao on September 10 in Tucson, Arizona.
At the end, Oscar Valdez was in charge of thanking his team and the people who have believed him and supported him in this difficult moment that he has to go through: “I thank all the people who believe in me, my representative Frank Espinoza, my coach Eddy Reynoso, the promotions company and all the people who have supported me at this time. I also thank the people in charge of carrying out this fight, of authorizing it, ”he declared in the message recorded today.
Will the fight take place?
Yes, the organization confirmed that the Mexican will have to get into the ring to face the Brazilian despite the fact that the studies released the prohibited substance. This has generated a great stir in the social networks of different professionals and boxing experts, who question the integrity of the federations.