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Dillian Whyte WBC Interim champ as suspension is lifted

Dillian Whyte is once again WBC Interim champion and will become mandatory challenger after Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2

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Dillian Whyte is crowned WBC Interim champ (Dave Thompson/Matchroom Boxing)
Dillian Whyte is crowned WBC Interim champ (Dave Thompson/Matchroom Boxing)

Following Dillian Whyte being cleared of any wrongdoing by UKAD, on the eve of his return on the Andy Ruiz vs Anthony Joshua 2 Saudi show, the WBC have followed suit, rescinding their suspension of the Londoner’s status and restoring him as their Interim heavyweight champion.

 

Responding to publication of the adverse finding discovered in one of Whyte’s drug tests before he outscored Oscar Rivas in July, the WBC "provisionally suspended" its recognition Whyte as Interim champ and mandatory challenger for the belt currently held by Deontay Wilder.

 

Following UKAD issuing their statement however and the WBC coming to the same conclusion of innocence in their own investigation, the suspension has been lifted and Whyte is back to where he was in the summer.

 

Whyte will officially become the WBC mandatory challenger once Wilder has engaged in a return with current mandatory Tyson Fury, a fight pencilled in for February 22. Whyte’s chance will come "on or around February 2021," the WBC say.

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