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ALEJANDRA JIMENEZ FAILS POST-FIGHT VADA DRUG TEST FOLLOWING WIN OVER FRANCHON CREWS-DEZURN

By Editor | January 24, 2020
ALEJANDRA JIMENEZ FAILS POST-FIGHT VADA DRUG TEST FOLLOWING WIN OVER FRANCHON CREWS-DEZURN

"@Vada_Testing has notified the @WBCBoxing of an adverse finding from a test conducted on January 11 on Alejandra Jimenez as part of the testing protocol for her fight vs Franchon Crews-Dezurn. @WBCBoxing has inniciated the corresponding process under the Clean Boxing Program," wrote WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, who recently took to social media to reveal that newly-crowned WBC & WBO super middleweight champion Alejandra Jimenez has failed a post-fight VADA drug test, testing positive for an uknown substance after her victory over former champion Franchon Crews-Dezurn. Golden Boy Promotions founder Oscar De La Hoya, the promoter of Franchon Crews-Dezurn, issued the following statement:

STATEMENT FROM OSCAR DE LA HOYA ON ALEJANDRA JIMENEZ TESTING POSTIVE FOR BANNED SUBSTANCES

"It is extremely unfortunate to learn that WBC and WBO Super Middleweight World Champion Alejandra Jimenez (13-0-1, 9 KOs) has tested positive for banned substances after her title fight with Franchon Crews-Dezurn (6-2, 2 KOs) on January 11," said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. "As Franchon's promoter, we are incredibly disappointed for her as she worked incredibly hard to defend her titles.  However, our job is to ensure the safety of our fighters both inside and outside of the ring. Thus, we have always insisted and supported testing through the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) for all of our world championship fights. Jimenez's fight against Franchon Crews-Dezurn is no exception. Now our job is to find justice for Franchon by working closely with the WBC and the WBO in order to re-instate her as a world champion."

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