Re: Dillian Whyte tests positive for banned substance
SETBACK FOR WHYTE!
On route to a London Press Conference to the biggest fight of his young career, 24 year old Dillian Whyte received a phone call from UK Anti Doping. The news that traces of a banned substance officially named methylhexaneamine (DMAA) was found in recent samples shocked the Brixton Heavyweight prospect and his team.
Following a number of telephone conversations with a UKAD official, British Boxing Board Of Control & promoter Frank Maloney a decision not to appear at the press conference for the English Heavyweight Title against John Mcdermott was made.
All fingers point to a pre-work out drink named JACK3D which Whyte used in the lead up to his last bout unaware that the product had been banned from stores in the UK only weeks before.
Dillian Whyte and his team will be fully co-orperating with UKAD & The British Boxing Board Of Control in the coming weeks, a disheartened Whyte said “I have nothing to hide its a genuine mistake and I urge all boxers to double check all ingredients in all pre-workout drinks they take, I would hate to see another boxer make the same mistake I have.”
MHA is not a steroid and is often referred to by other names on supplement containers: 1,3-dimethylamylamine; dimethylamylamine; dimethylpentylamine; DMAA: forthan; forthane; floradrene; geranamine; and geranium oil, Graham Arthur, director of Legal at UK anti-doping was recently quoted “Methylhexaneamine (DMAA) is a banned substance ‘in-competition’ that frequently appears in over the counter and internet bought products but not clearly on the label.”
Joe Long, manager of Whyte said “This is a sickening setback for Dillian and a big lesson to be learnt, we will be meeting with UKAD later this week and hope to come to