The comedy surrounding British Heavyweight Contender Dillian Whyte and him withdrawing attributable to, what he claims is a shoulder damage, from his Saturday principal occasion with fellow contender Otto Wallin continues. And, in an interview this previous Saturday night time, Whyte made the scenario a much bigger farce by repeatedly suggesting that he’s able to combat WBC Heavyweight champ, Tyson Fury subsequent.
Whyte spoke to the “Talksport Fight Night” boxing show Saturday night within the U.Ok. in his first prolonged public feedback, since his supposedly injured shoulder and brought about the cancellation of the Wallin combat bout for Saturday night time October thirtieth within the O2 Area in London,
“Fury has the title I’m working for.”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) October 23, 2021
“I may’ve simply deserted this route and gone down one other route years in the past, however I’ve waited and I’ve waited and I’ve waited….. So what am I gonna do? Battle Otto Wallin or combat Tyson Fury, what are you gonna do? It’s frequent sense.
“Fury has the title I’m working for. It’s for me and his staff to type out,”
Whyte informed the hosts on video name, all however admitting that the “shoulder damage” is just a hoax to not danger shedding to Wallin.
It must also be famous that the person who’s been the on/off WBC #1 contender wasn’t sporting any sort of a brace or sling on both of his shoulders and arms. And, that additional concludes there isn’t a shoulder damage for him stopping him from preventing this Saturday.
As a substitute, this seems to be the most recent ploy by Whyte and his promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing to attempt to safe a combat with the WBC champ, Tyson Fury.
It’s no secret that Hearn desires Fury and Whyte to combat as quickly as potential and in England. Nevertheless, he has no say so in Fury’s promotional future or what the WBC would possibly rule on Whyte deciding now to not combat Wallin. Additionally, Hearn/Whyte needed to wait and ensure the Fury defeated Deontay Wilder final month, which he did for the second straight time decisively of their third battle.
The WBC beforehand mandated that Whyte combat Wallin and for the winner to safe their primary rating. Whyte was final within the ring in March when he avenged his personal KO loss to Russian former WBA champ Alexander Povetkin with a 2nd spherical KO of his personal. Whyte was additionally beforehand taken out of the WBC’s high slot for a optimistic drug take a look at previous to his Summer season of 2019 combat with Oscar Rivas.
The Swedish born Wallin who now trains in New York, scored a fifth spherical TKO over American Travis Kaufmann again in August 2020 after which defeated former world title challenger Dominic Breazeale by resolution in February of this yr. He’s greatest identified for having pushed Fury in a 12 spherical resolution loss in September of 2019.
Now, we look ahead to the World Boxing Council to find out whether or not Whyte has taken himself out of the equation once more, together with his supposed damage. Then, the WBC would as a substitute put another person within the ring (possibly England’s Joe Joyce?) with Wallin quickly to get their primary spot.
As for Fury, he greater than probably will elect to combat another person. And, that might be WBC high 10 Contender Agit Kabayel, an unbeaten Kurdish heavyweight, who lives and fights out of Germany.
Fury’s promoter Bob Arum commented over the weekend that Fury would probably combat in March, and possibly within the U.Ok. however didn’t specify an opponent.
The one factor clear for the time being is, if anybody believed earlier than Saturday that Whyte was actually damage to not combat Wallin, they shouldn’t now.