The temporary champion of the heavy WBC made an unpredictable move.
Recently, WBC has confirmed that Dillian Whyte is hiring a lawyer to appeal to the organization because it has been waiting for him to compete for a heavy WBC belt for so long. Dillian Whyte defeated Oscar Rivas in July last year to maintain the No. 1 challenger of the heavy WBC belt. However, WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman continued to postpone the Whyte title match until February 2021 (which was also the time when the Fury-Joshua match was played).
Meanwhile, heavyweight WBC new Tyson Fury is scheduled to face Deontay Wilder later this year, as can be seen as Dillian Whyte even as a No. 1 challenger, he still can not be secure a competition for the next time. That is also the reason why Dillian Whyte has to rely on the law.
Mr. Sulaiman said on Sky Sports: “There are procedures regarding compulsory competition for WBC heavyweight competitions. Until direct instruction from the WBC legal council, I could not say much. than.”
Tyson Fury boss Bob Arum also said he had to postpone negotiations with WBC in order to postpone or eliminate the Whyte match. Top Rank’s boss also suggested that his fighter, Tyson Fury, would take the title of the WBC franchise champion, and then give the official belt to others (Whyte).
Dillian Whyte has won the WBC silver belt since 2017. In theory, he should have been the official belt competitor of any WBC champion, however since Deontay Wilder held the title until the fight. Losing it to Tyson Fury, Dillian Whyte still hasn’t had a chance to compete, though his performance is quite impressive (27 wins, 1 loss).
Dillian Whyte has a pretty impressive record, but he still has no official title. This summer, Dillian Whyte should have had a match with Alexander Povetkin, but the match was postponed because of the COVID-19 epidemic. Not only that, although under Eddie Hearn, Anthony Joshua’s boss, Dillian Whyte also did not get a rematch with the British superstar after losing to Joshua in 2015.