Dillian Whyte to face Mariusz Wach on Joshua-Ruiz undercard in Saudi Arabia


Dillian Whyte (lawful) closing fought in July when he beat Oscar Rivas

Dillian Whyte will face Mariusz Wach on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s world title rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr on 7 December in Saudi Arabia.

British heavyweight Whyte has now not fought because itemerged he failed a UK Anti-Doping (Ukad)take a look at within the invent-up to his bewitch over Oscar Rivas in July.

Whyte turned into once cleared to fight Rivas on the day of their bout and has now not confronted any sanction for the adversarial take a look at.

“I’m dazzling going to address chasing the enviornment titles,” acknowledged Whyte, 31.

He added: “If I address winning then I’m hoping to land that world title shot in 2020.”

Poland’s Wach, 39, has 35 wins and 5 defeats and misplaced a unanimous aspects dedication when he challenged Wladimir Klitschko for an world title in 2012.

“Wach’s potentially bought one in every of the finest chins within the heavyweight division,” acknowledged Whyte, who has 26 wins from 27 bouts.

Ukad, which has been contacted by BBC Sport, has now not commented on whether or now not there are any ongoing investigations into Whyte’s adversarial take a look at.

The British Boxing Board of Alter permits Ukad to address its anti-doping protocols and has now not suspended Whyte.

Earlier in November, his promoter Eddie Hearn told BBC Sport“it may maybe maybe be ridiculous”for Whyte to now not address competing “while there is now not any such thing as a motive for him to wait”.

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Hearn also entreated Ukad to offer clarity on instances more without note, citing the 365 days it took to banAmerican fighter Ryan Martinas an example of a prolong.

Whyte handed all assessments with the Voluntary Anti-Doping Affiliationwithin the invent-up and aftermath of his bout with Colombia’s Rivas but turned into once notified of his failed Ukad take a look at three days sooner than his bewitch on 20 July.

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