Dillian Whyte to be WBC mandatory for Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder III winner

Promoter Eddie Hearn says the WBC will make Dillian Whyte the mandatory challenger for the October 9th fight between WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.

Now that Anthony Joshua has lost to Oleksandr Usyk, the WBC won’t be waiting for the undisputed championship between AJ and Fury. Nothing is keeping the WBC from ordering the Fury-Wilder 3 winner to face Whyte.

Dillian (28-2, 19 KOs) still needs to win his stay busy fight next month against Otto Wallin (22-1, 14 KOs) on October 30th at the O2 Arena in London, England. Wallin isn’t a gimme for Whyte, and he could lose to the big 6’6″ Swedish heavyweight.

Dillian, 33, has been waiting for a title shot for several years now, and he’s finally in the position to make that a reality in 2022. He has to beat Wallin and then wait for the WBC to order the fight.

Whyte is in a good position

“The winner of Fury vs. Wilder is almost certain, as long as Dillian beats Otto Wallin, then Whyte is mandatory for the winner of that fight immediately,” said Eddie Hearn to iFL TV.

“There is no reason not to do it. Dillian, 100%, would have wanted AJ to win because he’s not like that.

Deontay Wilder, Dillian Whyte, Tyson Fury boxing image / photo

“He now sits there as a cast-iron mandatory challenger to the winner of Wilder-Fury. So now, if you’re waiting for the undisputed fight, which, if it does happen, will probably happen next summer.

“The winner of Wilder-Fury will probably fight the winner of Whyte-Wallin because they will have to because the mandatory will be called [by the World Boxing Council].

‘So, it’s a really interesting situation. Anything can happen. In an ideal world, Tyson Fury beats Deontay Wilder, the mandatory [for the WBC] is called for Dillian Whyte.

“Dillian Whyte beats Tyson Fury,  AJ beats Usyk, and then we got Whyte against AJ for the undisputed next summer,” said Hearn.

There’s a possibility that Whyte will lose to Wallin, Fury will get beaten by Wilder, and Joshua will go down in flames against Usyk in their rematch.

If that happens, Hearn may need to look to set up a fight between Joshua and Whyte in what would be a losers bracket.

Joshua’s career will be on shaky footing if he loses to Usyk, and the same can be said about Whyte if he gets beaten by Wallin.

Hopefully, Hearn isn’t banking on his dream scenario of Joshua and Whyte winning their fights.


11 thoughts on “Dillian Whyte to be WBC mandatory for Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder III winner”

  1. You make more excuses for the 2nd fight then he Wilder did, you forgot to mention the costume being too heavy. It wont matter once anyway Fury destroys overrated one trick pony wilder Again

  2. Dillian Whyte has been a puppet for Eddie Hearn for so long that he has put his life at risk. Deontay Wilder has grown tired of Whyte’s antic’s, Dillian Whyte will never fight Deontay Wilder.

    • So whats his excuse for first 2 fights, wonder who’ll drug his water this time, wonder if his skinny legs will manage the ring walk, fury beat him first time 2nd and will walk the 3rd,

  3. No rabbit punching and eggweight loaded gloves padding repositioning advantage floppy gloves flopping around all over the place camera’s rolling bribed judges and referee’s spiked water holding neck wrenching tripping get the heck out of here.
    That’s not boxing , and if you go along with that, you deserve what you got. No title defense in two years, the best fighters retiring without fighting each other in their prime. A disfigured and deformed image of what boxing really is.

  4. As long as all fighters are required to obey and forced to fight in compliance with the Queensbury rules of boxing, then we would have no problem having each and every one of those fighter face Deontay Wilder and get knocked off one by one.

  5. And he was taking loses. Luis Ortiz is damn sure a King Kong because he outclassed any one of those guys very much.

  6. Dillian Whyte claimed the reason he would not fight Luis king Kong Ortiz was his age, then the next three he faced were the same age as Luis Ortiz.

  7. Isn’t Dillian Whyte supposed to fight Otto Vallin? What happens when he does to Dillian what he did to Dominique breazeal?

  8. So.what? Dillian Whyte was guaranteed a title shot by Deontay Wilder if he faced Luis Ortiz and Dillian declined. So he just wants to go straight to big money without earning it.

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