News | Jul 26 2019

Deontay Wilder: ‘This is a dirty game right here’

Following reports that Dillian Whyte allegedly failed a recent drug test, Deontay Wilder has labelled the situation as ‘disgusting’
Deontay Wilder
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EARLIER today (Friday July 26), a group of young amateur boxers from Fitzroy Lodge ABC in London received a visit from WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. Speaking on behalf of the WBC Cares programme – a worldwide initiative set up to enable boxing to give back to society – the charismatic American gave a heartfelt motivational talk to those in attendance, within which he extolled the virtues of the sport. 

After explaining to the youngsters how boxing can lead you on the right path in life and help you to achieve your dreams through hard work and dedication, Wilder later commented on the ugly side of the sport when sitting down with the media.

When asked about the reports that surfaced yesterday alleging that Londoner Dillian Whyte – the mandatory contender for Wilder’s WBC title – failed a drug test prior to his victory over Oscar Rivas last Saturday, the Alabama man did not hold back in his condemnation of performance-enhancing drug use in boxing.

 

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