Klitschko and Fury Both Good To Go With VADA Testing



Klitschko and Fury Both Good To Go With VADA Testing

September is heading towards the second half home stretch and October beckons.

It's not a strong month for big bouts, as in the US, college football and pro football and playoff baseball steal the stage.

But the Oct 29 Tyson Fury v Wladimir Klitschko rematch is being anticipated by a large number of folks who are curious if Wlad can rebound, or is basically depleted, at age 40.

One area of concern for those who note that this bout has already been rescheduled and the subject of acrimonious negotiation between the teams is PED testing.

Wlad has pushed hard for VADA testing after Fury was accused in a newspaper of previously testing PED positive.

So, has VADA testing for the heavyweights started?

Good news; the answer is yes.

Klitschko submitted his necessary forms to VADA and two days ago Team Fury furnished their forms to get started, according to VADA president Dr Margaret Goodman.

As a fan, I'm happy that wrinkle has been ironed out.

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.