Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3: Dillian Whyte will face the winner as long as he wins his next fight

  • Tom Ward
Tyson Fury must face Dillian Whyte next if he defeats Deontay Wilder again, WBC confirms

Dillian Whyte will finally be able to get his hands on the winner of Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder if he manages to beat Otto Wallin. 

Whyte, 33, defends his interim WBC heavyweight title against Wallin, 30, at the O2 Arena in London on October 30. 

But he will be fully aware of the fact that he is now within touching distance of fighting for the real thing – as long as he avoids a repeat of his shock defeat to Alexander Povetkin.   

Fury faces a trilogy fight against Wilder in Las Vegas on October 9, with WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman confirming that Whyte is next in line. 

The statement reads as follows: “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 v. Wilder 3 must then fight next against the then reigning WBC Interim Heavyweight Champion.”

Dillian Whyte faces Otto Wallin at the O2 Arena on October 30

Bob Arum, Fury’s co-promoter at Top Rank, has said he’s inclined to put aside his differences with Matchroom chief Eddie Hearn to set up an all-British clash between The Gypsy King and The Body Snatcher. 

“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.”

Whyte, however, refuses to believe a word that comes out of his mouth. 

Speaking to The Daily Mail, he 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.

“If he’s serious, he would have been trying to make the fight now. He just talks rubbish. He’s a clown, I can’t take a clown seriously. What do you do at clowns? You laugh at them.”

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