The WBC has made Dillian Whyte a mandatory challenger for the winner between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder in their third matchup. Dillian Whyte has been waiting for a shot at a boxing world championship for some time now. Whyte is the WBC’s interim heavyweight champion and faces Alexander Povetkin on August 22nd. The WBC says should Whyte win, the fight would be set for early 2021.
Fury-Wilder 3 is likely set to happen December 19th and will have Fury’s lineal and the WBC title on the line. The WBC president, Mauricio Sulaiman told Sky Sports Boxing that they have been flexible with their champions due to the pandemic but he’s ready to get the ball rolling again.
Eddie Hearn, Matchroom Boxing president, echoed Sulaiman’s sentiments as well, also telling Sky Sports that he expects Dillian Whyte to fight the winner, even before Anthony Joshua. Fans have been clamoring for Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua to face off to unify the heavyweight division.
Whyte and the WBC puzzle
The WBC has been working on continuing their train of fighters to the top of the division. Being reigned over by Deontay Wilder for some time, Dillian Whyte has been trying to get his shot at a world championship for some time.
Tyson Fury then entered the game and the draw with Wilder called for a rematch. Fury’s knockout of Wilder then saw Wilder use his rematch clause, further putting Dillian Whyte on the back burner once again. The heavyweight has expressed much frustration about being put off over and over again.
It looks as if Whyte will get the winner of Fury-Wilder 3 unless something undesirable happens. But, if all goes according to plan, Whyte will finally see his shot at a World Championship.
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