Dillian Whyte maintains that he is “completely innocent” and “did not take the alleged substance” that caused the failure of the VADA drug test and the cancellation of the rematch with Anthony Joshua scheduled for August 12.
“I am shocked and devastated to learn of VADA's report of adverse findings against me,” White wrote on social media. “I only found out about this this morning. I also just saw the fight being cancelled, with no chance to demonstrate my innocence before a decision is made."
“I can confirm without a shadow of a doubt that I did not take the claimed substance either in this camp or at any point in my life. I am completely innocent and I ask you to give me time to go through the process of proving this without jumping to conclusions or litigation from the media.
“I insisted on 24/7 VADA testing for this fight as I volunteered and paid for all of my fights for many, many years. This is not the first time I have been told of the adverse effects of a substance I did not take, and, like last time, I will once again prove that I am completely innocent."
Recall that this is the second time that White was caught doping. The Englishman tested positive for the first time on July 17, 2019, three days before the WBC knockout fight against Oscar Rivas. The case was heard and White was eventually acquitted in December for lack of evidence.