The first two anti-doping tests for ring officials have been presented, as part of the Clean Boxing Program of the World Boxing Council.
The WBC implemented this standard to randomly test ring officials, based on the importance of maintaining maximum integrity in boxing. The tests are designed to detect the usage of recreational drugs such as: marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamines.
Steve Morrow, Judge of California and Frank Garza, Michigan Judge, presented the tests at the World Boxing Council headquarters located in Mexico City, both of which were negative.
The WBC will be working together with all the national and state federations of the world to develop this vital project.
IN OTHER NEWS: DiBella Entertainment has added six-foot-six Bahamian Amron “The Sandman” Sands (8-0, 7 KOs), of Orlando, FL, to its roster of heavyweight prospects. Sands is managed by Kevin Dever Sports Management.
In his last bout, on February 16, Sands fought in his first scheduled six-rounder but needed less than one round to stop Hector Hodge at St. Petersburg Coliseum in Florida.
“Amron is a big heavyweight with a lot of power,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “The heavyweight division is hot right now and Sands has the kind of style that will entertain the audience. I’m happy to be working again with my friend Kevin Dever and, together, we will make sure that Amron reaches his full potential.”
“I signed with DiBella Entertainment because Lou is one of the most trustworthy promoters in boxing and he has great relationships in the business to get my name out there,” said Sands. “I know that, with his guidance, I can become heavyweight champion of the world. I can box and I can bang and I’m what the heavyweight division needs. I’m very excited about my future and am ready to put in the work.”
“I have always had a great working relationship with Lou DiBella. He genuinely cares about his fighters,” said Kevin Dever. “DiBella Entertainment knows how to build a fighter to become a world champion and I know that Amron is in good hands.”