Whyte reacts to failed drug test as Andy Ruiz volunteer to fight Joshua
The world of boxing was shaken after it was announced that the Anthony Joshua vs Dillian Whyte fight was getting cancelled.
According to the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA), there were adverse analytical findings in a surprise test that
Dillian Whyte was subjected to.
As a result, an investigation has been opened and the fight has been cancelled. But Dillian Whyte just came out to defend himself and categorically deny these accusations.
In fact, he goes on to say he's never taken that substance in his entire life and urges for this investigation in order to clean his name.
False positive test results are definitely a real thing and Dillian Whyte is convinced that is exactly what happened to him. In a long statement on his Instagram, he wrote: "I am shocked and devastated to learn of a report by VADA of adverse findings relating to me. I only learned of it this morning and am still reacting to it. I have also just seen that the fight is being cancelled without having any chance to demonstrate my innocence before the decision was taken.
”I can confirm without a shadow of doubt that I have not taken the reported substance, in this camp or at any point in my life. I am completely innocent and ask to be given the time to go through the process of proving this without anybody jumping to conclusions or a trial by media."
Dillian Whyte insisted this test was completely voluntary and it makes no sense he would take it knowing it would come out positive. The investigation is ongoing but he also wrote this: "I insisted on 24/7 Vada testing for this fight, as I have done voluntarily and at my own expense for all of my fights for many, many years. This is not the first time that I have been reported as having an adverse finding for a substance which I have not taken, and as I did last time I will again prove that I am completely innocent. In the meantime, all I can do is express my extreme disappointment to boxing fans, who will miss out on what was sure to be a great event."
Meanwhile, Andy Ruiz Jr wants to be that man in the opposite corner and sent a message to Joshua and his promoter, Eddie Hearn.
“Eddie Hearn, Joshua, I think I’ve found a new replacement – again! Let’s run it back. Let’s get the trilogy. Let’s get it.”