The rematch between Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte scheduled on August 12 has been cancelled after Dillian Whyte returned ‘adverse analytical findings in a pre-fight drugs test.
This was disclosed in a statement from Matchroom Boxing shared on its Twitter page on Saturday.
The test which was carried out by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association revealed that Whyte had returned adverse analytical findings as part of a random anti-doping protocol.
The statement read, “Today, the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association 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 presently unclear whether Joshua will face a different opponent on the same date.
Credit: Twitter | MatchroomBoxing