According to WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, VADA has confirmed that WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez had an adverse finding in a recent random drug test and protocols will begin immediately. It is reported that the substance was a compound commonly found in cocaine.
Benavidez has the right to challenge the finding and open the “B” sample, but he has already fessed up via social media “I would like to sincerely apologize to the WBC for my actions. I am embarrassed to have this happen and to my all my fans that I lost the respect of, I know a lot of people won’t see me the same but I am young and it was a mistake on my behalf.”
The WBC’s “Clean Boxing Program” requires all champions and rated fighters in each weight class to comply with year-round blood and urine testing administered by VADA. Benavidez could be facing a fine and/or suspension.