Dillian Whyte On Failed Drug Test: "I Was Cleared To Fight And I Won That Fight Fair And Square"

Dillian Whyte and Eddie Hearn comment on Whyte's reported failed drug test before his fight against Oscar Rivas.

The current interim WBC heavyweight champion took to Twitter to talk about his frustrations with what has been said in the past few days.

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Hearn, who is Whyte's promoter, briefly spoke about the issue in an interview with iFL TV Whyte had a hearing with the British Boxing Board of Control before the July 20 bout to address his positive test and was eventually cleared to fight. Hearn said that, "Knowing what I know, I don't believe there's an issue with Whyte in this situation."

On July 24, it was revealed in a report from Boxing Scene that an “A” sample from Whyte turned out positive for an illegal substance. The report stated that the positive test result was administered by the UK Anti-Doping Agency (UKAD), not from the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA).

Rivas' promoter Yvon Michel confirmed the initial report on Twitter in which it was said that Rivas and his camp were unaware that Whyte even failed a drug test.

Whyte managed to overcome a late knockdown scored by Rivas to win the interim WBC heavyweight title by unanimous decision on July 20. The fight, which took place as the main event of a Matchroom Boxing card at The O2 Arena in London, also served as a final eliminator where the winner became the mandatory challenger to Deontay Wilder’s full WBC title.

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