'A lot of people with agendas': Eddie Hearn slams Deontay Wilder's criticism of Dillian Whyte
Whyte, who is considered by many to be a leading contender for the heavyweight championship of the world, reportedly tested positive for trace amounts of epimethandienone and hydroxymethandienone, substances linked to the illegal drug Dianabol, following his unanimous decision win against against Oscar Rivas last weekend. The news prompted Wilder to issue a lengthy statement on his Instagram page criticizing both Whyte and Hearn.Also on rt.com ‘This sh*t has to stop, we just had a fighter die’ – Wilder blasts Whyte over ‘failed’ drugs test
Whyte has previously tested positive for another banned substance in 2012 for which he received a two-year suspension, though the panel acknowledged that it was unlikely that Whyte took the substance deliberately.
"Now here you have a fighter that has been recently reported of taking PED's," wrote Wilder.
"This fighter has been caught before using PED’s so this is his second attempt. This s**t has to stop."
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Now here you have a fighter that has been recently reported of taking PED’s ( Performance Enhancements Drugs) In fact it was said he had over more than 1 substance in his body. This Fighter has been caught before using PED’s so this is his second attempt. This shit has to stop... The bleeding has to stop somewhere, We just had a fighter to fucking die in the ring because of taking too many blow to the head and you have idiots like @dillianwhyte want to CHEAT just to come up in his career because he’s not good enough to do it alone. Oscar Rivas was his opponent that Dillian fought recently on drug in which Oscar dropped this drug user and almost beat him, so Mr Whyte all that and the shit half way worked you still got put on your ass!!! I’d get my money back!!! He’s been claiming to want to fight me but the Question is if your doping with a non Champion just imagine what you will try to use if you had the chance to fight me? (Overdose) Him and his promoter #EddieHearn gave the @wbcboxing & @wbcmoro hell while all alone this MF has been cheating smh then have the audacity to try and snitch on his countrymen #Aj and accuse him of doing drugs when he himself is doing it as well. On top of that his promoter tried his best to cover this up before whyte’s recent fight. Somebody come and look at this shit... 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 smh, GTFOH. Lmao... Boxing’s a place where you can hate it but love it all at the same damn time. This nigga is definitely the Donkey Of The Year!!! #TilThisDay #HEE-HAW #EEYORE
Wilder continued, saying that boxing is a dangerous sport even without its competitors being artificially enhanced - citing the recent tragic death of Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev following injuries sustained in a bout last weekend.
However, Whyte's promoter, Eddie Hearn, has preached caution when it comes to the accusations against his fighter saying that there is much more related to this case which has yet to come to light.
"There's a lot of people with agendas," Hearn said of Wilder's comments.
"There’s a lot I can say and can’t say, legally, on this situation. What I can say is both guys were tested by VADA and UKAD in the build-up to this fight. Both fighters were cleared by them and the Board to take part in this fight.
"There was a hearing prior to this fight, where Dillian Whyte was asked to provide information. That hearing took part with an independent panel and he was cleared to fight."
"As far as I’m concerned as a promoter, that’s it."Also on rt.com 'I begin to hate this sport of beating each other': Khabib speaks on death of boxer Dadashev
Whyte's victory against Rivas last weekend placed the Brit as the mandatory contender for Wilder's WBC crown but it remains to be seen if this latest infraction will derail his world title hopes.