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Benavidez-Yildirim Approved By WBC, Doping Investigation Finished

The World Boxing Council issued an official ruling on Friday, indicating that it closed its Clean Boxing Program’s Results Management process concerning Avni Yildirim’s adverse finding related to a recent out-of-competition anti-doping test. 

According to the WBC, that process included a thorough scientific investigation and evaluation, with the participation of independent experts.

That investigation and subsequent evaluation concluded that Yildirim did not ingest or became exposed to a banned substance knowledgeably or with a performance enhancement intention. 


Earlier this month, the WBC had announced that Yildirim was tested on September 13 by Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA), and they discovered an adverse finding of the banned substance methylclostebol.

Methylclostebol is a synthetic, orally-ingested substance that has long been banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and VADA.

It was determined by the WBC that Yildirim unintentionally and inadvertently became exposed to a substance as part of a muscular inflammation therapy he received in Germany which was fully confirmed during the investigation. 

The sanctioning body notes that credible evidence was presented that the source of the banned substance was a specific contaminated product that was administered to Yildirim.

Yildirim and the WBC have entered into an adjudication agreement that includes a strict, long-term testing program, a fine, participation in a CBP awareness program and controls concerning any substance to which Yildirim might be exposed in the future.

Due to this ruling, the WBC has approved Yildirim to move forward with a mandatory bout for the WBC super middleweight championship against undefeated David Benavidez.

Because Yildirim's test took place during an "out of competition" period, the consequences from the WBC were less severe then they would have been if he had been training for a scheduled fight.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by REYESdelBOXEO on 10-19-2019

I held judgment on Yildrim, glad I did. Thank You WBC for making boxing a clean & credible sport free of corruption.

Comment by Griever0730 on 10-19-2019

Benavidez is gonna wreck him regardless. Should be fun beating to watch.

Comment by DaNeutral. on 10-19-2019

Pure disgusting corruption but seeing as its the WBC and the PBC what else could you really expect. Just another day in the Lawless world of Professional Boxing.

Comment by GFunk23 on 10-19-2019

With or without PEDs, Yildrim is an easy fight for Benavides- that’s why the WBC is allowing the fight.

Comment by IRONCHINHAGLER on 10-18-2019

[QUOTE=Santa_;20131372]Cut the crap. The reason why this fight is still a go is because methylclostebol is a harmless drug and was probably ingested unintentionally.[/QUOTE]yea...probably by ingesting Mexican beef!!!

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