Whyte as a consequence of give his model of occasions in assertion on Friday
Final Up to date: 25/07/19 11:34pm
The World Boxing Council says it has not obtained any notification about an alleged constructive medicine take a look at by British heavyweight Dillian Whyte.
Whyte beat Oscar Rivas at The O2 on Saturday night time at hand the Colombian his first skilled defeat and safe necessary standing to Deontay Wilder’s WBC crown, together with the interim belt.
Whyte was “cleared to fight” Rivas, based on promoter Eddie Hearn, who was responding to reviews that the 31-year-old had allegedly examined constructive for a banned substance.
Additional to reviews I can verify that each Dillian Whyte and Oscar Rivas have been topic to intensive VADA and UKAD testing for his or her bout. Each fighters have been cleared to combat by each our bodies and the BBBofC
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) July 24, 2019
Hearn tweeted: “Additional to reviews I can verify that each Dillian Whyte and Oscar Rivas have been topic to intensive [Voluntary Anti-Doping Association] and [UK Anti-Doping] testing for his or her bout.
“Each fighters have been cleared to combat by each our bodies and the [British Boxing Board of Control].”
Hearn stated in an interview with iFL TV on Thursday night time that Whyte might be giving his model of occasions in an announcement on Friday.
The promoter additionally confirmed the British boxer had a listening to with an impartial panel earlier than the combat, with the panel clearing Whyte to field after all of the obtainable proof had been checked out.
The WBC issued an announcement on Thursday, that stated: “On the time of the publication of this launch, the WBC has not obtained any notification from anybody a couple of constructive anti-doping take a look at allegedly yielded by Dillian Whyte in reference to final Saturday’s combat towards Oscar Rivas for the WBC Interim Heavyweight Championship.
“The WBC has requested that the British Boxing Board of Management (BBBofC), because the native, governing entity that oversaw that combat, formally present any obtainable info to the WBC.
“The combat’s promoters contracted the Voluntary Anti-Doping Affiliation (VADA) to carry out pre-fight and after-the-fight anti-doping exams on each fighters.
“The WBC just isn’t conscious that any of the take a look at’s outcomes VADA has obtained to this point have yielded any adversarial findings.
“The WBC created the Clear Boxing Program which is run by VADA, and which is a high precedence of our organisation.
“The WBC will not make any comments about the situation at hand until it receives the proper, formal communication from the BBBofC.”
The British Boxing Board of Management stated: “United Kingdom Anti-Doping undertakes all anti-doping procedures on behalf of the British Boxing Board of Management and any subsequent findings, selections, suspensions and sanctions are upheld by the British Boxing Board of Management according to United Kingdom Anti-Doping.
“No additional remark might be made presently.”