WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has reacted to reports that Dillian White 'tested positive for a banned substance.'
Boxing Scene claim that prior to last weekend's fight against Oscar Rivas, the A sample of a test taken out by UK Anti Doping found traces of one or more banned substances.
Whyte's camp, including representatives Matchroom Boxing, were reportedly aware of the positive test, with the results being returned on July 17th.
The British Boxing Board of Control allowed the fight to go ahead with UKAD rules saying that until the process in complete, including any appeal, there can be no sanctions.
It was expected that the 31-year-old would face the winner of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, but these latest reports may pour cold water over a potential fight.
And hours after the news emerged, 'The Bronze Bomber' himself has responded to reports that Dillian White 'tested positive for a banned substance' in an Instagram post.
"Now here you have a fighter that has been recently reported of taking Performance Enhancements Drugs. In fact, it was said he had over more than one substance in his body." he said.
"This fighter has been caught before using PED's so this is his second attempt.
"This sh*t has to stop. The bleeding has to stop somewhere, We just had a fighter to fucking die in the ring because of taking too many blow to the head and you have idiots like @dillianwhyte want to CHEAT just to come up in his career because he's not good enough to do it alone."
"Oscar Rivas was his opponent that Dillian fought recently on drug in which Oscar dropped this drug user and almost beat him, so Mr Whyte all that and the shit half way worked you still got put on your ass!!! I'd get my money back!!!
"He's been claiming to want to fight me but the Question is if your doping with a non Champion just imagine what you will try to use if you had the chance to fight me? (Overdose) Him and his promoter #EddieHearn gave the @wbcboxing & @wbcmoro hell while all alone this MF has been cheating smh then have the audacity to try and snitch on his countrymen #Aj and accuse him of doing drugs when he himself is doing it as well.
"On top of that his promoter tried his best to cover this up before whyte's recent fight. Somebody come and look at this shit. I get criticized about saying things like "Ima kill you" and mean it but without any substance whatsoever in my body but here you have so many fighters like the likes of Dillian Whyte that flood their body with PED's just to advance to the next level, while committing an attempt to murder but want to speak against PED users smh."
"Boxing's a place where you can hate it but love it all at the same damn time. This n**** is definitely the Donkey Of The Year!!!"
Eddie Hearn has since issues a response of his own on the matter, where he did not play down reports that Whyte tested positive for a banned substance but insisted he was "cleared" to fight on Saturday night.
"Further to reports I can confirm that both Dillian Whyte and Oscar Rivas were subject to extensive VADA and UKAD testing for their bout.
Both fighters were cleared to fight by both bodies and the BBBofC."
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