Tyson Fury’s Promoter Bob Arum believes that at some point the WBC Champion will have to grant Dilian Whyte his mandatory fight after facing Deontay Wilder this coming Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
There were plans for Fury to face Anthony Johnson in the first quarter of next year but this plans are soiled right now as Joshua will look to reclaim the the Heavyweight titles snatched away by now reigning unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk on September 25th.
Dillian Whyte is the No. 1 ranked heavyweight in the WBC rankings and will be a good opponent for Fury to battle next provided he comes out victorious against Wilder this coming weekend.
Whyte sure holds the No1 Spot and the WBC interim Heavyweight title but will have to finish up his business with Otto Wallin on October 30th before moving in to a unification fight with Fury.
“I haven’t spoken to [WBC President] Mauricio [Sulaiman] yet, we will have to see [what they rule on Fury’s mandatory],” Arum told IFL TV.
“I assume you are talking about Dillian Whyte, who is the number one contender. And that could be a big, big fight for Tyson, particularly if we held it in UK. That is not out of the question, Dillian Whyte is a capable heavyweight and a fight against Tyson Fury or Wilder [or] whoever wins would be a very interesting fight.”
Dillian Whyte has been the WBC Mandatory Challenger long before Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder first shared the ring and lost it temporarily to Alexander Povetkin, who knocked him out but also lost via knockout in the immediate rematch.
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