Bob Arum is open to making Fury vs Whyte in the UK
Boxing is a sport where every scenario must be explored because things can change in a blink of an eye. WBC Interim heavyweight titlist Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte, once on the outside looking in, could be on the verge of getting a title shot. Top Rank head honcho Bob Arum is even open to hosting the fight in the United Kingdom.
Whyte (28-2, 19ko) has been shuffled around the WBC deck of cards for far too long. In 2020, he finally had enough of the WBC shenanigans and filed a lawsuit against the organization. Well, it looks as if things are beginning to work out in his favor.
When newly-crowned unified champion Oleksandr Usyk dethroned Anthony Joshua, it caused a ripple effect. Now, with talks of a rematch, a door has opened for the WBC Interim champion.
During an interview with iFL TV, Arum seemed open to a fight with Whyte. Of course, that is provided the WBC mandates a fight with the winner of the trilogy between WBC champion Tyson Fury and former champion Deontay Wilder on October 9.
“We will have to see. I assume you are talking about Dillian Whyte, who is the number one contender. That possibly could be a big fight for Tyson, particularly if we held it in the U.K. So that is not out of the question. Dillian Whyte is a capable heavyweight and a fight against Tyson Fury or Wilder, whoever wins on October 9, it would be a very interesting fight.”
WILL IT FINALLY HAPPEN?
This should be music to the ears of the interim champion. Whyte has given up on the idea of fighting for the title, and expressed having a serious lack of confidence in the sport of boxing to do the right thing.
“I don’t expect anything in boxing anymore.”
Fans should also feel a little skeptical. There are a few things that need to unfold before the ball can get rolling. Whyte still needs to take care of business against Otto Wallin in their upcoming battle on October 30.
Fury will need to retain the title in the upcoming trilogy fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on October 9. The heavyweight division will have the entire boxing community tuned in to see what will happen next.
By: Garrisson Bland