Tuesday, January 23, 2024: Following confirmed news that Ellis Barboza has received a six month ban from competing by One Championship due to a failed in-competition drug test on December 17, 2023, The WBC MuayThai, following its own anti-doping rules and regulations has vacated Ellis Barboza as WBC MuayThai European bantamweight champion.

The WBC MuayThai believes in a clean sport and fairness for all fighters who step over the ropes. The WBC MuayThai also believes in educating fighters on the right path to take when taking any medicines which may cause adverse outcomes.

The English MuayThai fighter failed an in competition test at ONE Fight Night 17, where he beat Thongpoon PK Saenchai Gym via way of a third round TKO in MuayThai catchweight match on December 8 — which has now been changed to a no contest. Sources: https://www.scmp.com/sport/martial-arts/article/3248767/one-championships-ellis-barboza-fails-drugs-test-banned-6-months-has-thongpoon-win-vacated


Effective from January 21, 2024.