News | Jul 31 2019

WBC provisionally suspend Dillian Whyte

Dilian Whyte won the WBC’s interim title and the right to challenge champion Deontay Wilder, but that recognition has been suspended pending investigation into anti-doping violation
Dillian Whyte
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DILLIAN WHYTE has been provisionally suspended by the World Boxing Council pending an investigation into an adverse finding in a drugs test prior to his recent bout against Oscar Rivas.

Whyte, who was cleared to fight by UK Anti-Doping and the British Boxing Board of Control, won the WBC’s interim title and the right to challenge champion Deontay Wilder after his unanimous decision win.

But the WBC – whose officials say they were not informed of the positive sample before the contest – said in a statement: “A sample UKAD collected from Mr Dillian Whyte in relation with his bout against Oscar Rivas yielded an adverse finding.

 

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