WBC Suspends Whyte As Mandatory
On Tuesday, the WBC announced that Dillian Whyte has been suspended from his role as the mandatory challenger and interim world heavyweight champion.
The suspension comes on the heels of Whyte testing positive for a performance enhancing drug in an “A” Sample collected by UK Anti-Doping, which works as the anti-doping regulators for the British Boxing Board of Control.
“In light of that adverse finding,” the governing body said in a press release, “and pending the outcome of the WBC’s own investigation and adjudicatory process, the WBC is provisionally suspending the WBC’s recognition of Dillian Whyte as WBC Interim World Heavyweight Champion and Mandatory Challenger of the division.”
“The WBC has notified Mr. Whyte and his team of the WBC’s suspension, and that it will afford Mr. Whyte the opportunity to present its position to the WBC at an investigative hearing which will take place at a place and time to be announced in the near future.”
The WBC also stated that they will afford the now-former champion/challenger the chance to present any information and evidence that will help their case.