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I applaud Nonito Donaire’s stance on drug testing and now every boxer must follow him

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Nonito Donaire

Nonito Donaire

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Nonito Donaire

Nonito Donaire has cemented his legacy as an all-time great sportsman even further by withdrawing from a massive fight because he wanted his opponent to be signed up to the VADA 365 drug testing protocols.

Nonito won the WBC bantamweight title in May and was set to face fellow Filipino John Riel Casimero, the WBO champion, on August 14. He requested that Casimero sign up to VADA testing and when that wasn’t resolved, he pulled out. Casimero will now face Guillermo Rigondeaux. Nonito then put out a statement: “I am known to take stands people are afraid to take. I stand for VADA 24/7/365 testing for ALL boxers. This should never be refused or delayed.”


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