The WBC has decided to reinstate heavyweight Juan Carlos Gomez to its ratings despite the claim of the German Boxing Federation that Gomez tested positive for a banned substance. WBC rules provide that if a urine sample tests positive, a retest is to be done, with the boxer having an opportunity to observe the retest. According to the WBC, "the WBC was not contacted by the German commission prior to the second test. Thus, through no fault of its own, the WBC was not in a position to provide [Gomez] with notice and opportunity to monitor that second test... In addition [Gomez's] own testing and other actions [such as being licensed by the California commission] have cast reasonable doubt on the laboratory findings in Germany." The WBC will consider Gomez eligible for its rankings. His record is 39-1, arguably 40-1 since last October's victory over Oliver McCall was changed to a no contest because of the disputed drug test.