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DiBella: Lee is Ready For Chavez; VADA Testing Preferred

By Rick Reeno

Promoter Lou DiBella advised BoxingScene.com that middleweight contender Andy Lee (27-1, 19KOs) is ready and willing to face WBC champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (45-0-1, 31KOs). Chavez returned to the ring on Saturday night in San Antonio, Texas, and won a twelve round unanimous decision over Marco Antonio Rubio. Shortly after the fight, Chavez's promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank, mentioned Lee as a possible opponent for the Mexican champion's next fight. Arum has already spoken with HBO, who appear to be on board with the fight.

"Andy Lee is going to have a stay busy fight real soon and he'll be ready to fight Chavez Jr. whenever Chavez Jr. is ready. We're ready, willing and able to do the Andy Lee fight as soon possible. Let's get it done," DiBella told BoxingScene.com.

However, with respect to the Chavez-Rubio bout, there is a now a post-fight controversy brewing. The World Boxing Council forgot to administer the post-fight doping tests on both boxers. Rubio and his team are alleging that Chavez quickly left the venue to avoid taking an anti-doping test. Chavez admittedly struggled to make the middleweight limit and weighed in at 159.5-pounds on Friday. When HBO weighed him prior to the Rubio fight, he blew up to a massive 181-pounds.

"I'm not accussing Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. of anything. That simply wouldn't be fair. Is it any surprise that a guy who looks like a skeleton at a weigh-in and then gains 20 pounds, looks like King Kong and doesn't have a second of tiring - doesn't want to take an anti-doping test?," DiBella questioned.

While DiBella is not accussing Chavez of taking any performance enhancing drugs, he would feel more comfortable if VADA [Voluntary Anti-Doping Association] was involved in the possible fight between Lee and Chavez - but VADA's involvement is not necessarily a deal-breaker, says DiBella.

"I'm not saying it's a deal issue, but we would prefer to use the VADA testing," DiBella told BoxingScene.com.

Like USADA [United States Anti-Doping Agency], VADA's testing protocol is random and unannounced. The majority of the testing protocol takes place during the fighter's training period.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by tostao on 02-06-2012

test must be performed by the USADA , US branch of WADA (world anti doping agency) and not VADA , the company created by victor conte , who's banned from all olympic sports for giving PEDs to athletes . It's…

Comment by Sugar Q on 02-05-2012

Top Prank fighters are the only ones unwilling to submit to testing.

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 02-05-2012

[QUOTE=edgarg;11750508]It has been suggested tat Mayweather, during his long vacations from the ring, builds himself up with steroids, and after a long enough "detox" comes back to action, "clean"..... A not unreasonable speculation. [/QUOTE] :haha: Mayweather has stayed at around…

Comment by edgarg on 02-05-2012

[QUOTE=CasualBoxingFan;11750192]Like i said, it's hard to trust a liar. Let's stop here, we're going in circles.[/QUOTE] My elders always used to say that "a liar is worse than a thief".

Comment by edgarg on 02-05-2012

[QUOTE=daggum;11749976]i just looked it up and was surprised to see that 100% of boxers are doping. cept for floyd. gotta call it like i see it.[/QUOTE] It has been suggested tat Mayweather, during his long vacations from the ring, builds…

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