The World Boxing Council has today provisionally suspended Dillian Whyte’s status as the Interim champion and mandatory challenger to Deontay Wilder
The ruling is because of Whyte testing positive for a banned substance (still unknown) three days prior to his win over Oscar Rivas on July 20th
The WBC who sanctioned the bout stated that they had no notification regarding the positive testing
Whyte will now have the opportunity to put forth his defence to the WBC before an official announcement is made.
The testing came as a shock albeit knowing that Whyte is no stranger to testing positive for banned substances, back in 2012 he was banned from boxing for a two-year period but this latest development could potentially see him face a steep eight year suspension.
In a tweet following his win and subsequent fallout, Whyte insisted he beat Rivas “fair and square”, adding that he was “so disappointed with the rubbish that has been said about me”.