DILLIAN WHYTE will finally get his long-awaited crack at the WBC heavyweight title if he beats Otto Wallin.
The Brixton banger is the current interim titleholder but will get his shot at the undisputed belt should he beat the Swedish slugger on October 30.
That’s because the WBC will mandate the winner of this weekend’s clash between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder to face the interim titleholder.
They will, however, give the victor 30 days to finalise an undisputed fight with Oleksandr Usyk, although the Ukrainian is contractually obliged to rematch Anthony Joshua.
That means nearly 1500 days after he was officially confirmed as the highest-ranked contender, the Body Snatcher will get the chance to fight for the prestigious WBC strap.
A statement read: “The WBC Board of Governors has reviewed the recent history in the Heavyweight Division.
“Considering the long inactivity in the division due to the pandemic, ongoing legal processes, and Covid-19 infections, the WBC has ruled that the winner of this fight will have 30 days to secure a contract to unify the Heavyweight Division against WBO-IBF-WBA champion Oleksandr Usyk in search of an undisputed champion in the division.
“If no unification bout is secured within that time, the winner of Fury vs Wilder 3 must then fight next against the then reigning WBC Interim Heavyweight Champion.”
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Fury’s co-promoter Bob Arum revealed this week he’s interested in pitting Fury and Whyte against one another.
He told iFL TV: “I haven’t spoken to [WBC President] Mauricio [Sulaiman] yet, we will have to see [what they rule on Fury’s mandatory].
“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.”
Whyte, however, is refusing to get his hopes up.
The 33-year-old said: “Tyson Fury hasn’t spoken to anyone from my team about any fight.
“If he was serious, he would have sent emails or phone calls and we’d have been talking.
“If he was serious I would probably have even waited for him and not fought until December.
“But these fights are big fights, big fights don’t get made in one or two months.
‘There’s a lot of things that need to happen.”
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