The WBC, considered one of boxing’s oldest and maximum quite seemed to sanction our bodies, have begun trying out their combat judges for leisure drugs.
In a move designed to emphasize “the importance of preserving most integrity in boxing,” the company have requested judges to test for tablets, which include marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamines.
Despite followers of the sport from time to time thinking whether or not ring officers have substances of their structures after a few scorecards are announced, most by no means concept they would see an afternoon on which they were tested.
The first two judges to partake inside the new initiative have been California’s Steve Morrow and Michigan’s Frank Garza.
The pair provided their checks at the WBC HQ in Mexico City and, happily, had been each bad.
Moving forward, the WBC say they intend to work together with national/country federations across the world to develop this gadget.
The WBC’s complete declaration is as follows:
“The first two anti-doping assessments for ring officials were offered, as part of the Clean Boxing Program of the World Boxing Council.
“The WBC applied this fashionable to randomly test ring officials, based totally at the significance of keeping maximum integrity in boxing.
“The assessments are designed to detect using leisure pills such as marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamines.
“Steve Morrow, Judge of California and Frank Garza, Michigan Judge, offered the exams on the World Boxing Council headquarters positioned in Mexico City, both of which were poor.
“The WBC can be operating together with all of the countrywide and national federations of the sector to expand this crucial venture.”
Flykite Productions, organizers of GOtv Boxing Night, have introduced July 21 as the new date for the 19th version of the occasion, which becomes to begin with scheduled to hold on July 14.
In an assertion issued in Lagos on Tuesday, the organizers said the event was moved by one week to permit boxers additional instruction time, as some of those billed to combat on the game have sub-regional name bouts.
“Some of the boxers have been contacted for identifying bouts within the West African sub-vicinity on soon-to-be-announced dates, and they want an extra week to competently prepare and get better in addition to the education time in between GOtv Boxing Night 19 and their next fights.
“GOtv Boxing Night has placed Nigerian boxers in demand at the continent, and it’s miles our obligation to make certain that boxers are in tip-top form for nearby and worldwide bouts, that’s why we’ve got moved the occasion by one week,” the assertion study.
GOtv Boxing Night 19 will keep at the indoor sports hall of the National Stadium, Lagos and individual nine bouts, along with two all-woman encounters.
The biggest of the fights will see the international welterweight task duel between Rilwan “Babyface” Babatunde of Nigeria and Eden Bike of Ghana.
The lightweight class will see African Boxing Union lightweight champion, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph tackle Tope “Berinja” Agboola, at the same time as Hammed “Ese Hammed” Ganiyu will face West African Boxing Union lightweight champion, Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu.