Undefeated heavyweight Dillian Whyte recently chalked up his tenth and eleventh career victories since serving out his British Boxing Board of Control ban for testing positive for an illegal substance.
The 26 year-old was found to have methylhexaneamine (MHA) in his system following his win over Sandor Balogh in October 2012, but despite protesting his innocence, was subsequently banned for two years.
Whyte, who unknowingly used a product called Jack3D that was legal at the time, served out the full sentence handed down by the BBBofC until making his comeback on November 21.
‘The Villain’ eased past Ante Verunica at Camden Centre in two rounds last weekend before taking out Tomas Mrazek at the same venue on Friday night to score his ninth career stoppage.
Largely tipped as a future star of the division domestically, Whyte is now fully back on track and can look towards the possibility of a shot at the Lonsdale Belt at some point in 2015. The winner of the vacant British title clash between Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora is likely to vacate the title instantly upon completion of the grudge clash at the ExCel, leaving Whyte as one of the also-rans in the frame once the belt is up for grabs.
The likes of Gary Cornish, Sam Sexton and Anthony Joshua are possibly ahead of Whyte in the pecking order, although the second half of the year should be time enough for a British shot, for the Londoner.
Although he could decide to go another route entirely, whatever Whyte decides to do in the coming twelve months Britain have another contender on their hands in an already talent-laden division.