Dillian Whyte’s fight against Anthony Joshua on August 12 has been cancelled after a random anti-doping test on the South Londoner returned “adverse analytical findings”.
Whyte was due to fight Joshua in a rematch at Greenwich’s O2 on Saturday [August 12].
A statement from Matchroom Boxing today read: “Today, the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) informed Matchroom, the Association of Boxing Commissions and the British Boxing Board of Control that Dillian Whyte had returned adverse analytical findings as part of a random anti-doping protocol.
“In light of this news, the fight will be cancelled, and a full investigation will be conducted. Further information on the event will follow.”
It is unclear whether Joshua will face a different opponent. However, at the moment, only the main event has been cancelled – the undercard will go ahead as planned.
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