Former super middleweight champion Carl Froch believes heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte should be banned if found guilty in connection to his most recent positive drug test.
News broke on Saturday, that that 35-year-old Whyte was pulled from his scheduled rematch with Anthony Joshua after VADA reported an adverse drug test result.
On the day of that announcement, Whyte took to social media to proclaim his innocence in the matter.
Eddie Hearn, who promotes Joshua, is now scrambling to finalize a late replacement for this coming Saturday night.
For Whyte, he finds himself in his third drug testing scandal. He already served a two-year ban in connection to a positive test result in 2012. After months of legal wrangling, he was able to get cleared of adverse findings in connection to a drug test administered by UKAD for his 2019 encounter with Oscar Rivas.
Froch is tired of the drug testing headlines that continuously circulate in the sport and wants harsher punishments for repeat offenders.
“I don’t know what now for Dillian Whyte. We are in a position where he is 35 years old and he has failed a drug test," Froch stated on his YouTube channel.
“This is going to look terrible for him and what does the future hold for him? He needs to clear his name but that could take six months. Dillian Whyte must be devastated but if he has been cheating then I am glad he has been found out and he should be punished and banned and this should be the end of his career. But let’s wait, we can’t point the finger, we need to wait and see because of the Conor Benn situation.”
Whyte is the latest drug testing controversy in the sport, after welterweight star Conor Benn tested positive for a banned substance in two separate tests administered in 2022.
A recent hearing with the National Anti-Doping Panel would ultimately clear Benn to fight, but UKAD and the British Boxing Board of Control are potentially going to appeal the ruling.
Froch can relate to the growing anger from fans, who are up in arms that very few high-profile fighters are punished over positive tests.
“It is not good enough and I am glad they are getting found out. If they are cheating they need to be found out, they need to be punished, they need to get banned. If you get done twice then it’s a lifetime ban and a massive fine, get out because you are a disgrace to the sport," Froch said.