Oscar Valdez’s B-Sample Tests Positive for Banned Stimulant – Fight With Robson Conceicao Still On

Published 09/03/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – APRIL 08: Oscar Valdez poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 8, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Valdez will face Evgeny Gradovich in a featherweight fight on April 9 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


It seems that the WBC super-featherweight champ, Oscar Valdez, is getting into tremendous problems over his positive test for phentermine, a central nervous stimulant. This stimulant is banned by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association and Valdez tested positive for the same in his A-sample test a few days back.

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Now, according to fresh reports, the Mexican boxing star has tested positive for the B-sample of the test as well. As of now, neither VADA nor the WBC has given a concrete ruling on Valdez. But either of the two might come up with a stern decision on the same.

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Mike Coppinger reported the same on his Twitter.

He wrote, “Source: Oscar Valdez’s B-sample has tested positive for the banned substance phentermine. The sample was collected on Aug. 13 along with the A-sample. Valdez’s scheduled title defense vs. Robson Conceição on Sept. 10 is now in serious jeopardy. Ruling expected soon.”

Valdez claimed the WBC super-featherweight strap in his last appearance against Miguel Berchelt. This was a complete performance from the 30-year-old as he held control of the ring throughout the fight.

The Sonora native battered Berchelt and showcased an out-of-the-box persona. As a result, Valdez attained a solid round 10 T/KO win. And this knockout is also in contention to become the best knockout of 2021.

He was all set to defend his title against Robson Conceicao on September 10. Unfortunately, as he tested positive for phentermine in two consecutive tests, it seems this fight might not go ahead.

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Will Oscar Valdez get stripped of his title?

As the champ has tested positive for the banned substance, it’s undeniable that he may face some repercussions, possibly a ban for a definite period of time.

LAS VEGAS, NV – FEBRUARY 20: Oscar Valdez is victorious as he defeats Miguel Berchelt for the WBC super featherweight title at the MGM Grand Conference Center on February 20, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images)

Now, just one week ahead of the fight, the title defense is still official. However, there will be some developments over the coming few days. Hence, Valdez’s future in the sport relies heavily on the decision taken by WBC and VADA.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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