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Erislandy Lara Asks VADA To Enter '365 Testing' Through WBA

By Elisinio Castillo

On the heels of breaking away from the World Boxing Council and their Clean Boxing Program, former junior middleweight world champion Erislandy Lara has made a request to VADA [Voluntary Anti-Doping Association] to take part in 365 testing through the WBA's Fair Boxing Program.

Luis DeCubas Jr., manager of Lara, indicates that his boxer supports year-round testing and stays away from "tainted meat."

"Lara has asked VADA to sign him up for 365 testing through the WBA's Fair Boxing Program," DeCubas Jr. told

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Lara and DeCubas became confused with the WBC, who on Tuesday issued a press release to indicate that the Cuban veteran had left the Clean Boxing Program, which is the WBC's drug testing protocol also run by VADA.

The WBC had ordered Lara to face Julian Williams in a final eliminator for a shot at current world champion Jermell Charlo.

But as reported, Lara is heading in another direction.

Lara has already agreed to fight undefeated WBA "regular" junior middleweight champion Brian Castano, who is widely regarded as a rising star in the weight class.

Because of their decision to pursue the fight with Castano, DeCubas states that his boxer had no desire to continue forward with the WBC or their ordered eliminator.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by The3 on 11-07-2018

How many figths the WBC order yet none of those fights getting made? Major fights the WBC ordered today 🔥GGG v Jermall Charlo (Winner to face Canelo)Mikey Garcia v Luke CampbellKeith Thurman v Shawn Porter IIAnthony…

Comment by JohnCastellanos on 11-07-2018

Well there you go! The WBC obviously hate duckers more than anything! I’m dying to see how they do Triple Jab for ducking a fight with the other Charlo brother!

Comment by lopez36 on 11-07-2018

i guess castano or ehatever his name is, is an easier fight,, facing williams and then charlo would have been hard

Comment by THEFRESHBRAWLER on 11-07-2018

damn the wbc tried to do him dirty

Comment by Jab jab boom on 11-07-2018

Well that makes the wbc look even more like dirt bags than they already do. They tried to imply that lara didn't want to undergo their testing policies, meanwhile he voluntarily signed up to do more testing than what they…

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