Former world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (22-1) shocked the world this last Saturday night when he lost his unbeaten record against the new world champion Andy Ruiz (33-1). There have been a number of rumors and speculations why the Brit lost the fight, but one of his former foes has an idea of his own.
Dillian Whyte, 31, believes that PEDs have something to do with it. Or their absence…
“Joshua could be heard on camera asking his trainer Rob McCracken, ‘Why do I feel like this?’ after the sixth round,” Whyte told his YouTube channel.
“It is because you’re in America with the VADA testing and you’re not on the juice, that’s why. It’s harder to get therapeutic use exemptions in America than the UK, that’s why.”
Whyte (25-1) suffered his first pro loss back in 2015 when “AJ” TKO’d him in the 7th. “The Body Snatcher” was supposed to be the one fighting for the WBO, WBA and IBF titles this spring, but failed negotiations between the two camps paved the way for the Americans Jarrel Miller and Andy Ruiz.
Soon after Whyte made those claims, they were denied by Joshua’s spokesperson.
“These comments are 100 percent false,” it was stated.
“Anthony is one of the most tested athletes in sport and has been VADA and UKAD tested in the UK for all of his fights. He was tested as much in the States as he has been in the UK for every fight.”