Boxer Jean Pascal was stripped of his WBA lightweight belt on Friday after he made the mistake of using doping products, as well as a six-month ban.
The 38-year-old boxer He was preparing to defend his title against Swede Badu Jack on June 6 in Miami, When he failed a doping test at his training site on May 14 in Puerto Rico.
In VADA samples taken under the terms of WBA’s Clean Boxing Program, traces of epitrenbolone, drostanolone and the drostabolone metabolite, three prohibited anabolic products, were found. Further tests later revealed the presence of erythropoietin (EPO).
Then the WBA informed the Pascal clan, who had the opportunity to proceed with the analysis of B samples, as provided by the Rules.
Also, according to Section C.45 of the WBA,
A boxer who has failed an anti-doping test may not appear in the classification, hold a belt or participate in fights approved by this organization for six months after the result of the test.
Jean Pascal, if he wishes, can appeal the WBA’s decision. The main party did not respond to Radio Canada Sports’ appeal.
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