Advertisement: IBO Boxing

Wilder Says He Would Be "Furious" in Oscar Rivas' Position

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has continued to speak out on division rival Dillian Whyte, regarding the drug testing saga with respect to Saturday's fight with Oscar Rivas. 

Whyte, 31, came up positive for a banned substance three days before his fight against Rivas at London's O2 Arena, which saw Whyte win on points.

The fight with Rivas was sanctioned by the WBC for their interim-title.

deontay-wilder (1)_21

On Thursday, Whyte's promoter Eddie Hearn did not dispute that his boxer tested positive for a banned substance - but told iFL TV that Whyte was cleared to fight by an independent panel and "a process was adhered to".

Apparently, Whyte appeared at a hearing which took place on the day of the fight. 

Rivas' promoter Yvon Michel told reporters that nobody from their camp was aware of what was happening until the story broke in the media. They were even unaware that Whyte appeared at a hearing on the day of the scheduled fight.

Wilder, visiting Britain this week, said in an interview with Talksport radio on Friday he would have been "furious" had he not been informed in similar circumstances.

"Look at the things that are going on. We're talking about these two other fighters who lost their lives," said Wilder, referring to the recent deaths of Argentine boxer Hugo Santillan and Russia's Maxim Dadashev.

"Boxing is in an emotional status right now. If it was me, I'd be thinking it could be me, too. I put my life on the line like everybody else. I'm human, too."

He added: "There have been reports that they knew three days prior to this fight happening what was going on and they didn't report it to the WBC or the opponent. If that is so and everything comes back positive, they are in for a massive lawsuit."

Whyte had previously served a doping suspension between 2012 and 2014.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by P4Pdunny on 07-27-2019

nobody is flat out refusing that he took anything but just saying that things will become clearer.

Comment by MasterJabber on 07-27-2019

As a guy from Montreal cheering for Rivas, I was disappointed by the result of the fight, but I was impressed by Whyte control of the fight. It didn't last long! I am disgusted Whyte is a cheater, he not…

Comment by lion33lit on 07-26-2019

Wow! While playing the part of the entitled disgruntled victim, this hypocrite fills his system with cheater fluid in an effort to fill his pockets!?!? For him & Eddie there was NO concern for ANY of the opponents - they…

Comment by BellicoseOne on 07-26-2019

[QUOTE=cameltoe;19937544]I’m not defending Whyte. If he fails the B test he deserves to be banned for life. But as an observation, it’s funny how Wilder is all of a sudden happy to talk about Whyte. A lot. Mofo wouldn’t even…

Comment by Nomadic on 07-26-2019

Wilder is right on this one. No way this fight should have went on without releasing that information to his opponent and to the world.

Top Headlines
Mayweather: There's Too Many Belts; WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO, My Company Must Clean This Sh-t Up Dave Allen Calls Out Lenroy Thomas For Showdown on Usyk-Chisora Mayweather: Tank Has Been Able To Focus In Vegas; Under 134 Pounds Right Now Manager: Gamboa Motivated By Critics To Shock Devin Haney LIVE STREAM: Gervonta Davis Open Workout For Santa Cruz Clash Santa Cruz: With My Experience & Ring IQ, I Can Break Down Gervonta Davis Dana White: Zuffa Boxing Fights To Be Announced Soon, Pandemic Was Blessing Cuadras: After I Beat Estrada, Then I Will Get Chocolatito Rematch Rudy Ochoa Grinds Out Decision Win Over Matt Doherty Kerman Lejarraga vs. Isaac Real in Play For EU Title in 2021 Michel Rivera vs. Ladarius Miller on Davis-Santa Cruz Card Brian Norman Blasts Out Juan Rodriguez in One Round in Miami Murat Gassiev Sued By Warriors, Ural For Breach of Contract Ryan Martin Takes Down Hevinson Herrera in One Round Santa Cruz: I'm Going To Fight Smart, Go Out There And Fight The Perfect Fight Errol Spence Wants Canelo Alvarez At 160 In Cowboys’ Stadium Teofimo Lopez: Gervonta Davis, Why You Fighting Leo Santa Cruz? That’s Sad, Man Arum on Fury Return: Kabayel, Takam The Leading Candidates For Dec. 5 Jose Pedraza Fully Focused on Landing World Title Shot or Zepeda Pablo Valdez Eager For Ring Return, Reflects on COVID's Effect on Career De La Hoya: I Forgive Dana White - He Might Be Having Issues, Problems In Life Regis Prograis: Before I Go To 147 - I Have To Be Champion at 140 Again Alexander Besputin To Return on Beterbiev vs. Deines Card Jackson England Aims To Clean Out Domestic Scene in Australia Lomachenko Manager: If Lopez and His Team So Tough - Will They Do Rematch? Chocolatito Expects a Very Competitive Fight With Gonzalez WBC Prez Praises Teofimo Lopez, Says Lomachenko Could Not Adjust Walter Matthysse Jr. Positive For COVID-19, Pro Debut Pushed Back Lomachenko Undergoes Right Shoulder Surgery, Had Shot Before Lopez Fight To Alleviate Pain Leo Santa Cruz Grinds Hard For Gervonta Davis Clash Gassiev Focused on Heavyweight Debut, Will Keep Eye on Usyk-Chisora Chisora: Lomachenko Feeds Off The Crowd - Me And Usyk Do Too Lipinets: I'm Prepared To Make a Statement Against Clayton! Mark Heffron-Denzel Bentley Rematch on November 13, BT Sport Marshall vs. Rankin Title Fight Lands on Usyk-Chisora Undercard Lopez-Lomachenko Fight Peaked At 2,898,000 Viewers; Averaged 2,729,000 Million Patrice Volny vs. Patrick Wojcicki - IBF Middleweight Eliminator on Nov. 14 Gervonta Davis, Leo Santa Cruz Open To Staying At 130, Moving Up To 135 Eddie Hearn: Deontay Wilder Has Vanished From Earth; Maybe He Wants To Retire Teofimo Lopez: I'll Take Haney Fight Just To Shut Him Up, Destroy His Career
Latest Forum Threads