BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Dillian Whyte admitted he was not at his best as he made his ring return with a unanimous points win over Mariusz Wach in Dirayh, Saudi Arabia.
The Brixton heavyweight saw UKAD withdraw their anti-doping allegation earlier this week.
Whyte had not fought since June when he outpointed Oscar Rivas at Greenwich’s 02.
But the South Londoner was a late addition to the undercard for the Andy Ruiz Jr-Anthony Joshua rematch.
Whyte won by scores of 97-93 (twice) and 98-93.
The 31-year-old moved his record to 27 wins – his only reverse to Joshua early in his career.
“I boxed nowhere near my standard but it has been tough for six months – people have been screwing me left, right and centre,” said Whyte.
“I took the fight at three weeks notice and came in a stone and a half overweight.
“He [Wach] is tough.
“Sorry guys that I didn’t get the knockout but it feels great to get to fight, considering where I was two or three months ago. I was in a dark place, I thought about walking away [from the sport].”
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