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'You're a coward':Dillian Whyte gets HEATED after a third round TKO victory against Christian Hammer on his comeback to the ring…after a positive drugs test cancelled his showdown with Anthony Joshua last year

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  • Dillian Whyte was cleared to resume fighting earlier this month following a ban
  • He returned ‘adverse analytical findings’ before his Anthony Joshua rematch
  • The 35-year-old made his return to the ring in Ireland on Patrick’s Day 

There were a few choice words shared between Dillian Whyte and Christian Hammer after the British fighter’s explosive return to boxing. 

The 35-year-old made a winning comeback, having been absent since he returned ‘adverse analytical findings’ in a pre-fight drugs test carried out before his rematch with Anthony Joshua in 2023.

The positive test led to the cancellation of the fight at London’s O2 Arena.

Whyte made quick work of Romania-born Hammer, stopping him in the third round in Castlebar, Ireland on Sunday. 

But he was visibly upset with his opponent following the decision from Hammer’s corner to waive the white flag before round four got underway. 

Dillian Whyte (right) took issue to something that Chris Hammer had said or done at the end of their clash in Ireland

Dillian Whyte (right) took issue to something that Chris Hammer had said or done at the end of their clash in Ireland 

Dillian Whyte was making his first appearance in the ring since victory over Jermaine Franklin in 2022

Dillian Whyte was making his first appearance in the ring since victory over Jermaine Franklin in 2022

According to Sky Sports, Whyte called the 36-year-old a coward five times before adding: ‘Why didn’t you fight? 

‘I used to respect you. You’re a coward. You’re a coward.’

Whyte had calmed somewhat during a post-fight interview but he was still keen to stress his disappointment with the way things transpired.

‘He just quit you know but what can you do?’ He told Boxing Social. ‘I’m a bit p***ed off at myself. 

‘It’s to be expected. I’ve been through a lot of hell, a lot of darkness and pent up frustration and aggression.

‘During camp I was calm, everything was calm but it had to come out at some point. That’s my nature. It’s just a shame that it came out like that.’

Whyte had bossed proceedings from the get go with a number of body shots in the opening round and into the second. 

Whyte's positive drugs test had led to his fight with Anthony Joshua being cancelled last year

Whyte’s positive drugs test had led to his fight with Anthony Joshua being cancelled last year

Round three was a less refined affair but it still proved effective in ending the aspirations of the boxer who has also suffered defeats to Joe Joyce and Tyson Fury.

The Brit took his professional record to 30-3, with those losses coming to Gury, Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin. 

Whyte was making his first appearance since a majority decision victory over Jermaine Franklin in November 2022. 

Ahead of Sunday’s fight, he told Sky Sports: ‘I’d love to have one more crack at a world title. That’s the goal.

‘I’ve done almost everything there is to do in boxing. I’ve been on the good and the bad. I just need to win a world title and then that will be the icing on the cake.’