It has been claimed on a boxing website that Dillian Whyte failed a drug test just days before his recent win over Oscar Rivas
News broke in the early hours of this morning that Dillian Whyte reportedly failed a drug test just three days before his decision win over Oscar Rivas that secured the WBC Interim title and their mandatory slot at heavyweight, a position the Brixton ’Body Snatcher’ has long coveted.
In a story by Thomas Hauser for Boxing Scene, it is claimed that Whyte tested positive for "one or more banned substances" in a July 17 test administered by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD), although it should be noted that the Voluntary Anti-Doping Authority (VADA) also conducted testing for the Rivas fight at the O2. Hauser has since clarified that he has been informed both banned substances are metabolites of the steroid Dianabol.
Whyte has previously served a two-year suspension for taking Methylhexaneamine in 2012. It was accepted at the time that he had done so unintentionally but fell foul of the Strict Liability protocol.
As Hearn tweeted: "Further to reports I can confirm that both Dillian Whyte and Oscar Rivas were subject to extensive VADA and UKAD testing for their bout. Both fighters were cleared to fight by both bodies and the BBBofC [British Boxing Board of Control]."
Whyte has yet to comment but it is alleged that neither the WBC nor the Rivas camp were informed of this alleged failure before the bout.
WBC champion Deontay Wilder, interestingly visiting the UK right now, was quick to take shots at his rival via social media. You can visit his lengthy Instagram post.