Bob Arum trolls Eddie Hearn, Dillian Whyte and Anthony Joshua
Boxing is the hurt business, plain and simple. In that squared circle, it’s just you and the guy across the ring, that is it. There are no friends, no place to hide, no saving grace, and if you get knocked out, social media will spar you NO MERCY!
This is the case with former WBC Interim mandatory challenger Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte (27-2, 18ko). Social media has gone wild as the British heavyweight was brutally knocked out cold by former title contender Alexander Povetkin (36-2-1).
Whyte has been chasing the WBC title it seems like forever. Every time there is an opportunity, another hiccup always gets in the way. Moreover, everyone is focused on seeing an undisputed fight between WBC champion Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury (30-0-1, 21ko) and fellow countryman unified champion Anthony “AJ” Joshua (23-1, 21ko). That is, providing they are victorious in their upcoming title defenses.
The former Interim titlist was threatening to get in the way of such a huge fight. British promoter Eddie Hearn was advocating hard for his fighter, claiming that they were going to push for the mandatory obligation to be fulfilled.
British promoter Frank Warren made it clear that his fighter Fury, was only interested in fighting the unified champion. By comparison, a fight with the former WBC mandatory is a pimple on a Rhinoceros ass.
WBC President Mauricio Suliamán was sitting on the hot seat because a tough decision was coming up. Would the organization uphold their ruling, or once again push Whyte to the back of the line?
THE OLD LION
Povetkin has now solved everyone’s problem with the knockout, and Team Whyte has made it clear they will rematch. There is nothing interfering with proceeding with making the mega undisputed fight.
The veteran Russian heavyweight would overcome serious adversity getting up off the canvas twice. Then, by relying on experience, he was able to win the fight against the odds.
Top Rank head honcho Arum has been vocal about skipping over the British contender for undisputed. He took to social media with a sick burn-explanation for the reason of Whyte’s demise.
NOT SO FAST
Before we look deep into the future, let’s not forget there is still the matter of the two heavyweight champions getting past the current challenges in their path.
The WBC champion will participate in a trilogy fight with former champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-1-1, 41ko). Meanwhile, the unified champion has a tough test against former title contender Kubrat “The Cobra” Pulev (28-1, 14ko).
The Top Rank promoter has a serious stake in the unified champion’s fight because he promotes the challenger. However, if you think his burn on Whyte was sick, he had another in the tank. The old fox is still crafty.
By: Garrisson Bland