British boxer Dillian Whyte tested positive for banned substances

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The 31-year-old is in the World Boxing Council Clean Boxing Program, but those tests are administered by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA).

BRITISH heavyweight Dillian Whyte is facing a potential life ban after reportedly testing positive for a banned substance. The positive reports are backdated to July 17 and were reported to the British Boxing Board of Control.

His promoter Eddie Hearn tweeted yesterday: 'Further to reports I can confirm that both Dillian Whyte and Oscar Rivas were subject to extensive Vada and Ukad testing for their bout.

In the bout, Whyte was hurt badly and knocked down in the ninth round, but managed to weather the storm and survive to win on a points decision.

And the site now claim that the "A sample" - taken from the Brit by United Kingdom Anti-Doping - in fact tested positive for two banned substances.

"The National Anti-Doping Panel replied to SunSport's request for information but declined to comment on the case".

Dillian Whyte is being accused of failing a drugs test prior to his heavyweight fight against Oscar Rivas at the O2 on Saturday night.

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While Rivas has called on the WBC to erase the Whyte defeat from his record - unbeaten before the Saturday bout.

The fight went ahead as UK Anti-Doping have not yet learned if Whyte's "B" sample has come tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs and they don't have the power to ban fighters until the adjudication process has played out.

"Deontay Wilder has ducked once again", Whyte wrote earlier this year in a column for TalkSport.

Hearn said: "Knowing what I know, I do not believe there is an issue with Dillian Whyte in this situation".

Whyte has been through this process before, having tested positive for a banned stimulant after his victory against Hungary's Sandor Balogh in October 2012.

"I get criticized about saying things like "Ima kill you" and mean it but without any substance whatsoever in my body, but here you have so many fighters like the likes of Dillian Whyte that flood their body with PED's just to advance to the next level, while committing an attempt to murder but want to speak against PED users," raged Wilder, who is a mooted future opponent for Whyte. WBC would have probably stopped the fight if they were aware of the abuse.

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