Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

WBC Prez Won't Confirm Whyte's Shot Would Overrule Fury-Joshua Fight

World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman is not ready to rule out the scenario of Dillian Whyte's mandatory spot coming second when it comes to a unification between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.

Whyte is the WBC's interim-champion and the mandatory challenger to the upcoming trilogy fight between Fury and Deontay Wilder. 

Pursuant to a WBC order, Whyte is due to a mandatory shot by February 2021.

dillian-whyte (1)_13

However, the coronavirus pandemic erupted and the entire sport of boxing was put on pause.

Whyte was scheduled to face Alexander Povetkin back in May. The bout was postponed to July and is now pushed back again. The newest date being targeted is August 15th.

At the moment there is also no set date or location for the Fury vs. Wilder trilogy. That contest is being eyed for the final few months of the year.

And there is already heavy talk of Fury facing Joshua in a two-fight series in 2021 - should they both win their upcoming bouts.

When the sport restarts in full force, the WBC will review the status of every fighter in their rankings - including Whyte. 

Sulaiman would not confirm if Whyte's mandatory shot would overrule a Fury-Joshua unification.

"We're going to address everything case-by-case; we will evaluate every single division, but what I can say is that Dillian Whyte is the interim champion and the mandatory challenger," Sulaiman told Mirror Fighting.

"The mandatory date as of now is February 2021 but Dillian was supposed to defend his interim title against Alexander Povetkin in July and that has been uncertain. [Joshua vs Fury] is a unification which has different characteristics - but there are many different things to happen for that fight to take place.

"There are obligations for the champion of the WBC and of the other organisations, there are many fights the fans want to see but there are too many uncertainties for anything to be set in stone."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by OnlytheTruth on 06-07-2020

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;20594317]The pandemic set back timelines. Everyone should acknowledge that. Plus unifications should always be seen as more important than mandatories.[/QUOTE] Yes, I agree on both points but lets be fair here - Whyte should have had his shot. Even if…

Comment by Larry_Rushmore on 06-07-2020

who cares about Whyte??? lets be serious here...guy just got popped and has the nerve to be making demands??

Comment by Oshio on 06-06-2020

No organization follow its rules in boxing save for the IBF. I don't know how or why folks still rate the WBC in spite of the corruption there

Comment by Jack Rivers on 06-06-2020

Let's start rioting!!!! There's injustice here!!! Ok not funny.. We all know why whyte has been delayed. He avoided his mandatory and was caught for peds even though they swept it under the rug. But let's keep harping about furys…

Comment by Zelda on 06-05-2020

There are 4 belts and Fury is just holding one. Why is Whyte not fighting for the other 3? Why he didn't fight Joshua last year? Why he didn't fight Pulev before that? The Pulev fight had a purse bid…

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (23)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Bob Arum: Herring-Frampton Will Be Rescheduled For November, Site TBD Luke Campbell: Ryan Garcia Has Speed, Power, But I Will KO Him Katie Taylor: I'll Leave No Doubts In Rematch With Delfine Persoon Archie Sharp is Buzzing To Return Against Jeff Ofori at BT Studio Andres Campos Continues Rise in Rankings, Grows in Confidence Jeff Horn vs. Tim Tszyu on August 26, With Fans, in Townsville Canelo Willing To Entertain Golovkin Trilogy in 2021, Says Golden Boy Prez Jarrell Miller and Boxing's PED Problem Fury: Joshua Refused Wilder Fight Twice - Scared of Being Chinned Deshon Webster, Samuel Clarkson Fight To Draw In Front of Fans In Biloxi Magomed Abdusalamov - Book Being Written, Motion Picture Offers Being Made Jose Pedraza is Not Looking To Rush To a World Title Shot Navarrete Officially Vacates WBO Title, Requests To Be Mandatory at 126 Warrington: Gary Russell is There For The Taking, Xu Can Fight Would Be Memorable Arum: I Believe Jarrell Miller Will Get Multi-Year Suspension or Life Ban Jared Anderson: 'The Real Big Baby' Nickname is Here To Stay! Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury Featured in UFC 4 Video Game Sor Rungvisai Aims For Trilogies With Estrada, ‘Chocolatito’ After Rescheduled Ruenroeng Bout Herring: I Made Promises And Always Keep My Word, Champions Don't Make Excuses Joe Smith's Promoter Hopeful Fight With Alvarez Is Rescheduled For Late August Mikey Garcia Backs Jose Ramirez To Beat Terence Crawford in 147 Clash Daily Bread Mailbag: Badou Jack, Roberto Duran, Joe Frazier, More Edgar Berlanga Vows To Impress on Top Rank Card in Las Vegas Gaspard Pierre, Team Haiti Standout, To Go Pro on July 17 Navarrete, Magdaleno Ready To Fight For Stevenson's Vacant Belt Ryder's Coach: If No Canelo, I Want Billy Joe Saunders Rematch Tibbs Wishes Dillian Whyte All The Best After Communications Breakdown Mayweather Will Travel To Tokyo For Meeting With Rizin Kerman Lejarraga Set To Return on August 8 in Marbella Devin Haney Sounds Off on Lomachenko, Garcia, Lopez, Davis Wallin-Kauffman: Showtime To Televise Heavyweight Fight August 15 Brad Foster Retains Titles With Decision Over James Beech Takam-Forrest ESPN Telecast Peaks At 344K Viewers, Averaged 299K Tagoe, Berinchyk: Representatives Begin Talks In Anticipation of WBO Title Eliminator Brad Foster vs. James Beech - LIVE Results From Stratford Riddick Bowe Eager To Fight Mike Tyson or Evander Holyfield Fayfer vs. Papin in WBC Eliminator on August 15 in Sochi Rod Ballelos Appointed as Chief Medical Officer For Matchroom Boxing USA Kevin Cunningham To Bring Stacey McKinley Aboard as Co-Trainer Kownacki: I Want Helenius Rematch - If Not, Then Ruiz, Ortiz or Even Wilder
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement