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Whyte Tested Positive For VADA , Joshua August 12th Fight Cancelled



Whyte Tested Positive For VADA , Joshua August 12th Fight Cancelled

Dillian Whyte tested positive for VADA, indicating “adverse analytical results” for an exciting rematch with Anthony Joshua on 12 August at the O2 Arena in London, but the match has now been postponed.

Whyte is reportedly Joshua’s rival to set him up in a huge money battle with Deontay Wilder in Saudi Arabia. Dan Rafael said Matchroom Boxing is looking for a replacement to take on former heavyweight champion Joshua (25-3, 22 KOs) to keep him fresh.

Arguably, AJ promoter Eddie Hearn won’t bring a living body like Philip Hergović from another five-tier competitor to take on Joshua on Aug. 12.

Hearn was once bitten doing just that when using Andy Ruiz Jr. as a late replacement for Joshua in June 2019, he knocked out AJ in the seventh round in a harrowing fight of the man. Big brother.

Needless to say, it was a huge blow to the career of the 35-year-old White (29-3, 19 KOs) as he had a chance to salvage his career after a lackluster performance last November at ‘The War’. Victory ” against Jermaine Franklin and his teammates. Lost by ex-KO to Tyson Fury. Many fans consider Whyte being used as Joshua’s opponent on the August 12th card to be a bad idea due to his poor record in his last four matches and because he is still dangerous despite his age.

It is not clear if Hearne is looking for a late replacement, Derek Chisora, 39.

It wouldn’t be totally shocking if Chisora ​​was the one who is said to be Joshua’s opponent despite losing 3 of their last 4 matches. Chisora ​​is close to Whyte but has a slightly larger chin.

“They pulled the fight immediately. There’s been no statement from Dillian’s team. We don’t know what that adverse analytical finding is yet,” said Gareth A. Davies to Boxing Social, reacting to Dillian Whyte’s positive test with VADA.

“There are a ton of heavyweights on that [August 12th] card. Dempsey McKean, Filip Hrgovic. Dempsey Mckean is ranked in the top 15. Filip Hrgovic is the mandatory. Whether that’s too risky a fight for Anthony Joshua. It would be a bloody good fight [Joshua vs. Hrgovic] and one that we’d get excited about.

“Derek Chisora? I think they’re too close to fight each other. Gerald Washington is on the card as well. People will say that he’ll knock him out easily,” said Gareth.