5 Elite Boxers Removed From WBC Rankings For Not Participating In VADA Clean Boxing Program

Boxing organizations are making great efforts to promote clean boxing around the world. This is because boxers who test positive for banned substances portray the entire sport in an unpleasant light and cause fans to lose interest in ‘Sweet Science’.

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WBC recently made a stern decision, removing boxers who did not participate in the VADA clean boxing program from the rankings. The names given to the shoe include Conor Benn, Mario Barrios, Mauricio Lara, Lee McGregor and Chris Billam-Smith. So it is clear that no one is exempt.

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Michael Benson broke the news on his Twitter, writing: “The WBC has announced that Conor Benn, Mario Barrios, Mauricio Lara, Lee McGregor and Chris Billam-Smith have been removed from their rankings this month for failing to register for the VADA Clean Boxing Program. They still have the option to enroll and be reinstated.”

People like Conor Benn, Mario Barrios and Mauricio Lara have some buzz around them and have been in the spotlight.

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Of the trio, Conor Benn, who has the most buzz around, took three wins last year. That said, the promising young weapon should enroll and be reinstated.

Not only Benn, but all of the above fighters can register with VADA and regain their place in the rankings.

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How important are the WBC rankings to all these fighters?

WBC is a prestigious boxing organization and their rankings play a vital role in shaping a boxer’s stint. That said, these rankings are extremely important to Benn, Barrios, Lara, Lee McGregor and Billiam-Smith.

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If these boxers don’t appear for VADA’s clean boxing program, they could also risk losing their rankings in other boxing organizations.

That said, the next few days are going to be interesting. What did you think of the WBC’s decision to remove the boxers from the rankings? Let us know in the comments below.

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