The Luis Ortiz team have responded to a statement from the WBC president that their man failed a VADA doping test.

It was put out in a tweet by the President of the World Boxing Council that Cuban heavyweight boxer Luis Ortiz tested positive for a banned substance as part of the WBC organisation’s ‘Clean Boxing Program’ administered by VADA.

The claim by the WBC President said he had been confirmed the news by VADA themselves ahead of Ortiz’s scheduled bout against Deontay Wilder in November in New York for the WBC heavyweight championship of the world.

His management team have now responded with the following:

Along with the following message:

“Check blood pressure meds on your own on line and don’t let them use this excuse to stop fight #fans#boxing #wilderortiz

It is unclear at this time if the fight on November 4th will still be going ahead or not. No official announcement of this just yet.

The card also hosts a stacked number of other fights to look forward to mind you. So worst case scenario, one suspects that the overall show will still go ahead.

Whatever happens next.

The event is scheduled to take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, November 4th.

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