By Charles Brun: Tyson Fury will be taught subsequent week whether or not he should defend his WBC heavyweight title in opposition to interim champion Dillian Whyte when the sanctioning physique decides on the canceled struggle between Dillian and Otto Wallin.
Dmitry Salita, the promoter for Wallin (22-1, 14 KOs), needs the struggle with Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs) to be rescheduled after Dillian pulled out of their October thirtieth conflict final week as a consequence of what he claims is a shoulder damage.
To that finish, Salita has requested the World Boxing Council to order the Whyte vs. Wallin struggle to be rescheduled. The WBC will determine on that subsequent week. In the event that they rule in Wallin’s favor, Whyte might want to struggle him subsequent somewhat than Fury.
Whyte won’t get Fury struggle
Fury’s promoter Bob Arum says it’ll be as much as him to determine who faces subsequent. If he decides he needs the Whyte struggle, that’ll be his subsequent opponent, however he could select another person. He’s not going to be compelled to struggle Whyte.
Arum talked about unbeaten #3 WBC ranked Joe Joyce as an interesting subsequent opponent for Fury to defend in opposition to, and it is smart for him to go in that path.
The 6’6″ Joyce (13-0, 12 KOs) will likely be wonderful preparation for Fury to probably face Anthony Joshua within the second half of 2022 if he defeats IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk of their rematch subsequent March.
The WBC may strip Fury of his title if he chooses to not face Dillian, however they might be caught with a much less in style fighter as their belt holder. The WBC would then order Whyte to face the subsequent highest rankest contender of their rankings, which might probably be one among these skills:
1. Deontay Wilder
2. Andy Ruiz Jr.
3. Joe Joyce
4. Luis Ortiz
5. Joseph Parker
6. Frank Sanchez
There’s a very good likelihood that Whyte would lose to all of these fighters, as he seems like he’s misplaced lots from his sport within the final two years as a consequence of his wars.
Dillian says he’s disillusioned
“Upset, heartbroken,” Whyte bellyached in the course of the press convention on Thursday about his shoulder damage that forestalls him from combating Wallin on October thirtieth.
“I actually wished to smash Otto Wallin up. I feel I may have knocked him out within the first six, seven rounds. He’s good early, however he needs to field and fiddle round,” stated Whyte.
Many boxing followers imagine Wallin would have overwhelmed Whyte and made it look simple within the course of.
Whyte was knocked chilly final yr by 41-year-old Alexander Povetkin, and he took a horrible quantity of punishment in his struggle with then 39-year-old Mariusz Wach in December 2019. Whyte is arguably only a step above Dereck Chisora by way of expertise, and Wallin would have been a nightmare for him.
Dillian may have fought a world title a very long time in the past, however his determination to not face Luis Ortiz in WBC-ordered title eliminators left him on the sidelines.
It wasn’t till the WBC ordered him to struggle Oscar Rivas in 2019 that Whyte lastly agreed to take part in a title eliminator.
Many boxing followers would agree, Whyte shot himself within the foot by failing to face Ortiz in a title eliminator, however it’s doable that he felt he didn’t should.
“It’s a serious struggle if me and him [Tyson Fury] can dust-up within the early a part of subsequent yr in a stadium,” stated Dillian. “It’s one which I’m wanting ahead to. I feel Tyson Fury will sit up for combating me as nicely.”
For Fury, a struggle between him and Whyte will partially be tainted by the controversy over Dillian’s shoulder damage and the way he pulled out of the Wallin match.
Many boxing followers nonetheless imagine Whyte faked his shoulder damage after studying of the WBC’s ruling that he may struggle Fury subsequent.
As such, a struggle between Fury and Whyte may have a specific amount of taint to it that wouldn’t have been there had Dillian overwhelmed Wallin.
On the very least, followers really feel that Whyte ought to have rescheduled the struggle with Wallin, and the truth that he didn’t do it makes them suspect that his shoulder damage is bogus.
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