InterBox, Lucian Bute, Jean Pascal and Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) hereby confirm that antidoping tests are in place leading up to their fight scheduled on May 25th at the Montreal Bell Centre. All parties have agreed on all procedures and both fighters have approved the antidoping program.
The program is inspired by the highest standards in the industry and calls for unannounced testing for each boxer before, during and after the May 25th fight.
At the request of the third parties involved in this effort, all procedures and intervening companies shall remain confidential.
Both promoters, together with their respective boxers and team members, will not comment further on any aspect related to the program or procedures in place.
So, while it’s always nice to see fighters going out of their way to take extra pre-fight drug tests, why the confidentiality? Which organization is administering the tests? By making the announcement but being a but restrictive about it, it almost does more harm than good. What could be a good reason to keep all “procedures and intervening companies” confidential?