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WBC to fine Charlo brothers for missed drug test

The sanctioning body has released a statement on the twin champions missing a VADA test.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Jermell and Jermall Charlo have both been getting some heat for recently missing a WBC anti-doping test conducted by VADA, and the WBC has now come out to provide a statement regarding two of their titleholders.

“Every single fighter who is enrolled in the WBC Clean Boxing Program is responsible for his acts. Trainers, managers and promoters must be aware of, and participate directly in the CBP compliance in support of the fighters they represent.

“I have seen with deep concern the so many criticisms against WBC champion Jermel[l] Charlo and interim champion Jermall Charlo regarding their missed tests.

“It is important for the WBC to clarify that both Charlos have been tested in the past and that the infraction they are facing is a missed test, which has been acknowledged and they will be responsible to pay the corresponding fine. It is important, however, to clarify that they have not tested positive for any substance whatsoever.

“This is why it is extremely urgent for all boxers to enroll in the CBP and to update at all times their residence and training location to VADA, which is the agency administrating the CBP for the WBC.

“It is very simple, if you are chosen for testing and are not available for the collector to test you, you will be incurring a missed test penalty.”

In light of this statement it has become clear that neither fighter is in danger of being stripped of their title with the sanctioning body as a result of missing this scheduled drug test.

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