Sunday 15 September 2019

'This sh** has to stop' - Deontay Wilder in passionate outburst after Dillian Whyte 'fails a drug test'

Dillian Whyte ahead of his fight against Oscar Rivas for the WBC interim Heavyweight at the O2 Arena, London last Saturday
Dillian Whyte ahead of his fight against Oscar Rivas for the WBC interim Heavyweight at the O2 Arena, London last Saturday
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has called for boxing to get to grips with the scourge of performance-enhancing drugs, as he launched a stinging attacking on British fighter Dillian Whyte.

Whyte was banned from boxing for two-years in 2012 after the sample he provided following Sandor Balogh tested positive for the banned stimulant Methylhexaneamine (MHA) and now there are widespread reports that he failed another drugs test in the days before his fight with Oscar Rivas last weekend.

His promoter Eddie Hearn has taken to Twitter to insist both fighters were cleared to compete in London after they were 'subjected to extensive VADA and UKAD testing for their bout', with the win making Whyte the mandatory challenger for Wilder's WBC heavyweight belt.

Yet that status is now in doubt amid reports of the failed drug test, with Wilder wasting little time in slamming his rival in a passionate Instagram posting.

Under an image of a smiling Whyte, Wilder didn't pull any punches as he offered up this view of fighters who take stimulants to improve their performance.

"Now here you have a fighter that has been recently reported of taking PED’s (Performance Enhancements Drugs)," began Wilder.

"In fact it was said he had over more than 1 substance in his body. This fighter has been caught before using PED’s so this is his second attempt. This s*** has to stop...the bleeding has to stop somewhere.

"We just had a fighter to f****** die in the ring because of taking too many blow to the head and you have idiots like Dillian Whyte want to CHEAT just to come up in his career because he’s not good enough to do it alone.

"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)

"On top of that his promoter (Hearn) tried his best to cover this up before Whyte’s recent fight. I get criticised 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."

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