Hall of fame promoter Bob Arum says it would be a “very good thing” if the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association took control of the fight against doping in boxing.
“I’ve found Vada to be extraordinarily good at drugs testing and very honest. I think if Vada took over drug testing for all professional Boxing, even if it meant putting a tax on proceeds to enhance the ability of Vada to test more frequently, I think that would be a very good thing.”
Vada is paid for by fighters or promoters on a fight-by-fight basis.
The body also works alongside local agencies such as UK Anti-Doping (Ukad) and state commissions in the USA.