Dillian Whyte Cleared To Box After Failed Test Blamed On Contamination

March 3, 2024
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Dillian Whyte Cleared To Box After Failed Test Blamed On Contamination

Dillian Whyte has now been cleared to box following his failed test last year. 

Whyte was on course to fight Anthony Joshua last year, only for the heavyweight to fail his test. This meant that the Joshua rematch failed as Robert Helenius stepped in. Joshua stopped Helenius, as Whyte missed out on a big purse and opportunity. But now the findings have shown that Whyte’s test was positive because of contamination. 

Whyte’s Problems

This is not the first time that Whyte has tested positive. He failed a test in 2012 after his win over Sandor Balogh for the substance Methylhexaneamine. Whyte was then given a two-year ban. Then, seven years later, Whyte tested positive for a banned stimulant. That was after a failed VADA and UKAD test.

UKAD had initially charged Whyte, but he was cleared after an investigation. UKAD had stated that they had accepted Whyte’s reasoning for his failed test for the Oscar Rivas fight. And now that Whyte has been cleared with his latest test, he is looking to seek damages.

“[M]y expert view is that Mr. Whyte was the victim of a contaminated supplement that did not disclose [the contaminant] among its ingredients and he did not ingest the [contaminant] intentionally,” Forensic expert


“It’s been really tough, because I knew I was innocent, but then you can’t talk, you can’t say nothing. You have to be professional, trust the process, trust the lawyers and trust the people around you. It’s been tough, but tough times make tough men. First of all, I’m relieved more than anything, but of course I’m angry as well because it’s cost me so much. The most important thing is it cost me the chance to beat AJ. Everything else after that is secondary but you know it’s a mix of emotions.

“I’m angry and I’m disappointed as well because people in this game don’t give you a chance to prove yourself. Everybody is quick to say, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah,’ instead of giving people a chance. I’m not going to lie, it was depressing and I was heartbroken. When you know you’re innocent and it’s not some bull**** story. When you’re going through everything and spending loads of money and time, losing sleep and thinking about it constantly. What did I do? Where did I eat? Where did I go?

“One thing I’ve learned because of the things going on around me, discipline is the only way in life you’re going to get forward and sometimes you’ve just got to keep your mouth shut, do a thorough process and break things down and go through things clearly so we can find what needs to be found. To show and prove that this thing is no bull***, so I unfortunately had to wait and be disciplined about waiting until it was clear that I could fight. It’s been tough, but you’ve got to be disciplined,” Whyte added 


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