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Erik Morales Vows a War With USADA, WBC Backing

By Jose Luis Camarillo, notifight.com

Former four division champion Erik "El Terrible" Morales has promised to go to war with USADA [United States Anti-Doping Agency] to clear his name and fight the allegations being brought against him. Morales is facing a possible two-year suspension due his failed drug test, administered by USADA, which took place before last October's fight with WBC/WBA junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. 

Morales tested positive for clenbuterol. The boxer has blamed the positive result on eating contamined meat in Mexico. There is a high rate of clenbuterol use in the Mexican meat industry.

Morales has stated that he doesn't plan to fight again in the United States, but he does want to have a few farewell fights in Mexico.

"Clenbuterol is not a banned substance in boxing, and this is backed by words of the WBC and the WBA's representatives. Yes, I tested positive in 2 of the 3 tests [the last one was negative] with a very minimum of level [of clenbuterol in the positive tests]. The WBC, WBA, and the New York Commission were aware of the issue and allowed the fight to take place. Clenbuterol is not banned from boxing," Morale said.

"I have not used any substance for the improvement or benefit of my body. I am, proudly, a clean fighter. [USADA] had accused me of using clenbuterol in my last fight, and they are not a governing body in boxing. Clenbuterol is not a banned substance in boxing and I never used it."

The World Boxing Council, led by president Jose Sulaiman, is backing Morales 100% and won't prevent him from fighting in Mexico.

"The only authorities in this title bout for the WBC super lightweight championship, between champion Danny García and challenger Erik Morales, were the Athletic Commission in New York and the WBC - and the only valid anti-doping tests being conducted in the eyes of the WBC were taken in the dressing rooms of the boxers before and after the fight," Sulaiman said.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by chav on 02-13-2013

[QUOTE=whoseyourdaddy;13030821]what a stupid question??? so if am a reknown atlete and and go to any restaurant in Mexico I will tell the waitter serve me Meat with no clembuterol...lol. Pay attention to the articles brought here....the clembuterol problem in Mexico…

Comment by Dr Rumack on 02-13-2013

[QUOTE=ColdCa$hCanelo;13030543]usada has no authority in boxing though. [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE][/QUOTE] USADA don't really have any 'authority' in any sport, it is up the governing bodies to act upon its recommendations. And of course the overwhelming majority do,…

Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 02-13-2013

[QUOTE=chav;13030019][U]And why is he eating beef from a place where it's knowingly problematic with Clenbuterol?[/U] We all know Clenbuterol helps you lose weight and Mr Morales may have needed all the help he could get, but, ignorance isn't bliss...especially if…

Comment by cabalas on 02-13-2013

[QUOTE=komandante;13030492]Mexicans are clean fighters ask Marquez and Margarito..:smashfrea[/QUOTE] Regarding Marquez, it is ironic that the fans of Pacquiao try to accuse others of what his idol has been suspected for many years. The suspicions of Manny juicing have been expressed…

Comment by Face Of Boxing on 02-13-2013

usada has no authority in boxing though. [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE]

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