Jermaine Franklin Believes Dillian Whyte Was On PEDs When They Fought
Jermaine Franklin believes Dillian Whyte was on PEDs when they fought too.
Franklin dropped a twelve-round majority decision loss to Whyte last November in a fight many thought he won. However, the judges never gave it to Franklin which was a disappointing result for him.
Since then, Jermaine Franklin lost a decision to Anthony Joshua and then beat Isaac Munoz Gutierrez. Dillian Whyte, meanwhile, was supposed to box Joshua on Saturday but he failed a drug test which doesn’t surprise Franklin.
“Like he probably used them when we fought. I heard this ain’t the first time, so I’m figuring he was probably doing it when we fought too. I didn’t feel anything that didn’t feel right [when we fought],” Franklin explained to Boxing News.
“It pisses me off [when fighters cheat]. I get enraged. We train our whole lives – we train hard – we give it our all and then people just come in and take advantage and cheat. It’s not fair to the ones that live the sport – the ones that really love and care about the sport. It’s not fair to us. People die from doing this sport. People get life-changing experiences. People like that are probably the people that are damaging other people. It’s f—– up.
“It should not be allowed – people should get [permanently] banned from the sport. I understand if you’ve taken a drug that’s on the banned substance list then you can get a suspension, but if you’re taking PEDs and you get caught taking them more than one time your ass should be banned from boxing. You’re a hazard to people’s health. Promoters need to think about that too. If you’ve got a guy who’s caught taking PEDs, wouldn’t he be hurtful to your business – to you making money as a promoter? People gotta think about this sh!t full circle. These guys taking PEDs can potentially alter somebody’s life, and then promoters, you got a fighter you wasted so much f—— money on you can’t even get a fight for them. Nobody wants to fight them ‘cause they take steroids.”
As of right now, it’s uncertain how long Dillian Whyte will be suspended, but Jermaine Franklin is not happy.