Boxing News At Five | Jul 25 2019

Boxing News at Five: Whyte reportedly fails performance-enhancing drug test, McGirt pays tribute to Dadashev

Dillian Whyte allegedly failed a PED test BEFORE boxing Oscar Rivas, and Buddy McGirt, Maxim Dadashev's coach, asks: "What could I have done differently?"
Dillian Whyte
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Where would we be without the heavyweights? The land of the sane, most probably, but the division is the go-to place for news stories and rarely disappoints.

Dillian Whyte (26-1, 18 KO) has found himself in the headlines for all the wrong reasons after Thomas Hauser wrote that the Londoner had allegedly tested positive for banned substances, plural, in the days leading up to his fight against Oscar Rivas (26-1, 18 KOs), a decision win in which he rose from a ninth round knockdown. Scores of 115-112, 115-112 and 116-111 handed Whyte a deserved win after a tough fight for both men.

The victory made Whyte the mandatory challenger for Deontay Wilder’s WBC belt yet Hauser, writing for BoxingScene, has revealed that a test administered by the UKAD yielded a positive result from the A sample. With the findings coming to light on July 17, according to Hauser’s sources.


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