WBC president gives definitive answer over Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte

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Dillian Whyte WILL be getting his title shot against Tyson Fury, WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman has confirmed.

Whyte is the mandatory challenger to Fury’s WBC heavyweight title, but there was questions as to the integrity of that status after the Brit made the decision to pull out of his proposed bout with Otto Wallin.

The claims from Whyte’s camp were that he had suffered a shoulder injury that would scupper the Wallin fight but be healed in time for a title shot against Tyson Fury in early next year.

Of course, with that sounding a little too convenient, Wallin’s team began asking questions.

It appears as though those questions have now been answered, though, or so claims WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman, quoted by The Sun:

“The WBC order was very clear, that the winner of Fury vs Wilder has one month to try to secure the ultimate unification against Usyk, who defeated Joshua.”

Dillian Whyte WILL be given the opportunity to fight Tyson Fury

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“If they’re not capable of doing such, then the WBC would go with a mandatory, which is the interim champion.”

“We have received from the British Boxing Board of Control the medical certification that Whyte could not fight Wallin because of the injury.”

“So we are going to do what we promised, which is that way we are moving forward.”

There’s now nothing standing in the way of Fury vs Whyte taking place on British soil in 2022, which would keep The Gypsy King active as he awaits the outcome of Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk II.

Considering it’s been some time since Fury fought in the UK, not to mention Whyte’s long and arduous wait for a shot at a world title, this’ll be one to get the fans on their feet.

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