Heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte is urging the World Boxing Council to order a mandatory fight with Deontay Wilder for the full WBC title.

Wilder was scheduled to face WBC champion Tyson Fury on July 24th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The fight was pushed back when it was revealed that Fury and several members of his team had tested positive for COVID-19.

Their trilogy fight is now looking more likely to take place on a date in October.

Both Fury and Wilder have been out of the ring since their rematch in February of 2020. 

Whyte was in action earlier this year, when he knocked out Alexander Povetkin to reclaim the WBC's interim-title.

He would like the sanctioning body to upgrade him to full champion and at the same time order a mandatory fight with Wilder - and the winner would have to make their first defense against Fury.

"This is why they have the interim champion. When stuff like this happens and fights fall through and the champion is injured or can't fight, or for whatever reason can't defend the title, then the interim champion steps up," Whyte told Sky Sports.

"That's how Wilder became champion in the first place. Remember Vitali Klitschko wasn't able to defend the title, because he was in the process of becoming a mayor, and they made him Emeritus champion and made the other belt for Stiverne to fight Arreola and then Wilder for, so this is a similar kind of thing. Make me world champion, I'll fight Wilder as a world champion, and the winner of that fights Tyson Fury, and the winner of that fights Anthony Joshua for the undisputed. That is where everything is solved with one action."

"The only way Wilder will fight me is if I'm world champion. If the WBC makes me world champion and orders Wilder to fight me, we can fight. I've always tried to be the solution since the start of my career. I'll fight anyone. I don't care about all this politics. All I want to do is fight.

"Tyson Fury has held all the titles but has never made a single defence of any of them. It's a year and a half since he won the WBC belt and still no fight in sight. Just excuses. What the hell is going on? It's a joke! The WBC should make Fury champion in recess like they did Devin Haney, give me the belt, put me in the position, and I'll fight. I'll fight all of these guys."