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Hearn: Whyte Accepted WBC Eliminator, Let's See if Fury Does!

Promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed that heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte has accepted the proposed terms for a potential WBC final eliminator with Tyson Fury.

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman had proposed the idea of that eliminator, with the winner getting a mandatory crack at world champion Deontay Wilder.

Wilder retained his title last week, when he knocked out mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale in the first round at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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Whyte is scheduled to fight on July 20th, when he takes on Oscar Rivas at the O2 Arena in London.

And Fury returns on June 15th, against unbeaten contender Tom Schwarz at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Fury initially rejected the idea of facing Whyte, but then changed his mind and said he would do so - if the WBC sanctioned the fight for the "diamond title."

“Tyson Fury said he will fight Dillian Whyte for the WBC Diamond championship,” Hearn told IFL TV.

“So we’ve told the WBC we accept that, no problem. So we’re [Whyte] fighting Oscar Rivas, and the WBC will order Tyson Fury against Dillian Whyte.

"Tyson Fury will have to confirm after he fights on June 15th, whether he’ll keep his word and accept that fight, so we will see. We’ve said to the WBC, ‘Please order that fight,’ which they’ve confirmed they will do. We’re getting the final resolution down, and we will see if Tyson Fury will fight Dillian Whyte after June 15th."

“I’m not interested in the Diamond belt. I’m interested in Dillian Whyte vs. Tyson Fury. It’s a great fight. But Dillian Whyte wants to fight Deontay Wilder. If the WBC is saying he has to fight Oscar Rivas and Tyson Fury to get to Wilder, so be it. Right now, he has to beat Oscar Rivas on July 20th, which is a great fight."

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Comment by SUBZER0ED on 05-28-2019

[QUOTE=uppercut510;19769654]I'm personally not feeling the guy, he has no class... it had nothing to do with wilder either, I'm sorry it offended you.[/QUOTE] I'm not offended. I think the guy talks himself up because he's eager for a fight with…

Comment by Jkp on 05-25-2019

[QUOTE=diplo;19770535]I would argue that Whyte's resume is better than Breazeale's. Plus he's definitely more entertaining to watch than Breazeale. I would give it 50 50 too though.[/QUOTE] Fair enough. He got lucky against parker, and has run from rematch for…

Comment by Jkp on 05-25-2019

[QUOTE=Deus;19770533]No they won't. Price is just a filler because he's relatively entertaining to watch (almost guaranteed a brutal KO when he fights) and Allen gets put on a lot of cards because he's gathered somewhat of a cult following because…

Comment by Jkp on 05-25-2019

[QUOTE=diplo;19770529]Price was hyped as being the next big thing until it turned out he has a chin made of breadcrumbs. Allen is just a game fighter who will headline for entertainment value, he's obviously not world class. Whyte has yet…

Comment by diplo on 05-25-2019

[QUOTE=Jkp;19770531]Brezeale is in that group too. I agree brezeale is rubbish. Horribly static and slow. But Whyte is also slow static with horrible balance and awful boxing fundamentals. Would be entertaining 50 50 fight.[/QUOTE] I would argue that Whyte's resume…

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