TYSON FURY and Dillian Whyte will undergo additional drug tests ahead of their highly anticipated home dusting.
Multiple sources told SunSport that the former sparring partners both agreed to be tested by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency.
VADA tests are fully funded by fighters or their sponsors – unlike tests administered by Britain’s anti-doping agency UKAD.
Following their enrollment in the program, the two men will be subject to random testing until their showdown on April 23.
Both Fury and Whyte have been caught up in doping rows in the past.
Defending WBC champion Fury has tested positive for the banned anabolic steroid Nandrolone following an in-competition test for his 2015 clash with Christian Hammer.
The Gypsy King – who denied intentionally taking the PED and blamed the positive test on eating uncastrated wild boar – was handed a two-year backdated ban in 2017.
Whyte, meanwhile, has failed two drug tests during his career – the first of which was in 2012 after taking the now-discontinued Jack3d pre-workout supplement in preparation for his fight with Sandor Balogh.
The Brixton Body Snatcher received a two-year suspension after testing positive for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine.
And in June 2019, it emerged Whyte had tested positive for two metabolites of the banned anabolic steroid Dianabol ahead of his decision win over Oscar Rivas at the O2 Arena.
Whyte was stripped of the WBC interim title following the positive test, although UKAD cleared him to intentionally ingest the banned agent after providing evidence that he had ingested a contaminated supplement.
Fury and Whyte’s Battle of Britain has been in the works since their days as sparring partners.
And fan favorite Fury plans to pull back the curtain on his career after their Wembley war, saying: “It’s the last fight of my career, I’m retiring after this.
“150 million in the bank, healthy, young, I’m going to buy a huge yacht overseas. I’m retiring, I’m going out, this is my last fight, I’m done.”
He added: “After four years away, I return to the biggest stage in the world at Wembley Stadium.
“I’m setting up for those who traveled to Las Vegas and the fans who stayed up until 5am to watch on BT Sport.
“Now they can come and watch in their homes and be a part of history. People will talk about this event saying ‘where were you when this happened that night of April 23, 2022? in the years to come.
“When Tyson Fury tore this guy to pieces in front of local fans in the UK.
“There hasn’t been a bigger fight since Lewis-Bruno, an all-British showdown for the WBC heavyweight world championship.
“It will be a fantastic event and I know Dillian Whyte will arrive prepared. He will be tough, tough, playful and aggressive.”
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