Controversial British heavyweight Dillian Whyte will be back in action on Saturday night December 7th on the undercard of the Andy Ruiz – Anthony Joshua Heavyweight Title rematch. And even though, Whyte is being given a reprieve from what should be a drug suspension, it hasn’t stopped him for calling out the premier heavyweight in the division currently.
White took time after a training session this week in preparation for his battle with Polish heavyweight Mariusz Wach to make sure that he gave his opinion on WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder.
🗣"He knocked out a 40, 50 year old man, what can you say about it…" 👀 @DillianWhyte has had his say on Deontay Wilder's knockout victory against Luis Ortiz
— Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) November 28, 2019
While disparaging Wilder, who just defended his championship for the 10th consecutive time last Saturday night with a 7th round rematch knockout with Luis Ortiz, Whyte hopes to avoid scrutiny of his own situation.
That’s because, Whyte should be currently suspended from his July positive drug test prior to his 12-round decision win in London over Oscar Rivas. White also failed to participate in the British Boxing Board of Control’s testing of his urine “B sample” that would have almost assuredly confirmed the positive A test and was possibly going to discover other illegal drugs, too.
As we wrote previously, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has essentially circumvented the Whyte drug suspension by simply having him fight on his promotion in another country (in this case Saudi Arabia).
Also, the BBOC is notoriously slow to implement actual suspensions, at times taking up to a year in their process, which in 2019 is a bit ridiculous.
As for Whyte complaining about not getting to fight Wilder, July’s drug test was the second time in his career that he’s been caught with banned substances (a 2012 post fight violation also occurred). And, the WBC stripped him of his number one contender status. That status could have forced Wilder to face Whyte later in 2020 after his February rematch with Tyson Fury.
The WBC has earlier in November elevated Fury to that status, and that also means that Wilder will have satisfied his obligation to fight the #1 contender for 12 more months.
Of course, Hearn has his own interest and intentions, and is desperately hoping that his fighter, Anthony Joshua, regains his three versions of the heavyweight championship in 10 days vs. Ruiz. Then, Hearn would have the option to put Joshua back in the ring with White at some point in 2020.
The former unified heavyweight champ Joshua dispatched white by 7th round TKO in 2015, while they were both contenders in 2015. But, Whyte also holds an amateur win over Joshua that could make him marketable down the road.
Finally, as for Whyte disparaging Wilders resume, his nine KOs in 10 defenses speak for themselves. And it doesn’t look like that even if Whyte wins over Wach, he will get to test his chin against “The Bronze Bombers” lethal right hand anytime soon.