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Donaire's Testing Efforts Are Praised By WBO President

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

World Boxing Organization president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel has praised former WBO super bantamweight champion and 2012 “Fighter of the Year”  Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire for undergoing voluntary drug testing.

In response to a question from this reporter on the stand of the WBO on random drug tests in view of the growing concern over fighters using performance enhancing drugs, Valcarcel cited specific provisions in the organization’s rules one of which states that “ The World Boxing Organization encourages all Local Boxing Commissions to conduct anti-doping tests before or after the fight. If the Local Boxing Commission conducts the tests, they shall be administered in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Local Boxing Commission.”

The rule states that “The WBO encourages the Host Commissions to adopt and administer drug testing, and under WBO Rule 28(c), the WBO will follow the host Commission’s determination based on the testing results for the award of the WBO Championship if the Host Commission determines that a WBO Participant is disqualified for failing to comply with the anti-doping requirements of the Host Commission. “

Valcarcel pointed out that the  WBO “takes our responsibilities very seriously. The WBO has worked with Host Commissions in every country where WBO Championships are contested. The WBO does countenance drug use or PEDs. These issues are matters within the primary jurisdiction of our Members, the Host Commission. The WBO continuously shares the WBO’s perspectives and experience with the Host Commission and the WBO and the Host Commissions mutually support each other to create a respectful atmosphere where all aspects of officiating, administration, regulation and sanctioning are focused on the unified objective of achieving the most fairly and professionally conducted Championship we can accomplished. The purposes and policies of the WBO Championship Rules and the ABC Uniform Rules are all directed with one objective: that the true winner in the ring wins the WBO Championship.”

In commending Donaire for his voluntary random drug testing, the WBO president said Donaire was “the first boxer in the world to complete VADA testing on July 8, 2012. His open and proactive example to boxers world-wide adds to his stature and accomplishment and contributes to Nonito Donaire example as a paragon of clean competition and sportsmanship. ”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Fetta on 04-30-2013

[QUOTE=anonymous2.0;13309914]Ever since the Doniare-Rigo fight I've seen 10+ articles with Nonito Donaire's name in them, and only 2 articles about Rigo. What's up with that?[/QUOTE]They still trying to sell him. Thats all

Comment by ddangerous on 04-30-2013

Donaire deserves some praise for the proactive testing. I have always really liked his stance on the issue.

Comment by anonymous2.0 on 04-30-2013

Ever since the Doniare-Rigo fight I've seen 10+ articles with Nonito Donaire's name in them, and only 2 articles about Rigo. What's up with that?

Comment by Rapid Counter on 04-30-2013

[QUOTE=WESS;13309565]It's refreshing to know that Manny Pac is finally taking them tests... wait.. this is Donair being praised. When will we get an article about Pac being praised for testing?[/QUOTE] Don't hold your breath

Comment by WESS on 04-30-2013

It's refreshing to know that Manny Pac is finally taking them tests... wait.. this is Donair being praised. When will we get an article about Pac being praised for testing?

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