Dillian Whyte Injury Cancels Otto Wallin WBC Interim Bout

Dillian Whyte Out Of Otto Wallin Bout

Dillian Whyte sneers at Otto Wallin; Wallin sneers back.
Dillian Whyte (left) and Otto Wallin

Dillian Whyte Suffers Shoulder Injury; Fight With Otto Wallin Off!


WBC interim heavyweight champion Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte (28-2, 19KOs) has sustained a shoulder injury resulting in his October 30 bout with Otto Wallin (22-1, 14KOs) being taken off the schedule! This is a crushing blow for Wallin. A win for him would’ve put him in great position to challenge WBC champion Tyson Fury in a rematch of their September 2019 duel. Not only that, he would’ve been catapulted into the world rankings, as he’s currently unranked.

Whyte is the long standing WBC interim champion and would have used this fight as a way to become Fury’s mandatory. Now he has to ponder rescheduling a fight with Wallin, or wait it out until 2022 to get his long overdue title shot.

WINNERS AND LOSERS

One has to think he may just choose the latter. A guy more than willing to face the best doesn’t want to continue to risk a world title opportunity. This is considering he briefly lost his mandatory position after being knocked out cold by Alexander Povetkin in August 2020.

At 33 years-old time is ticking for Whyte. Especially for a guy that’s been in some hellacious fights. So don’t be surprised if he sits this one out. Especially with the WBC recently ruling that Fury and unified champion Oleksandr Usyk have thirty days to reach an agreement or the former would have to face Whyte next. Obviously with former unified champion Anthony Joshua exercising his rematch clause with Usyk, a Fury vs Usyk undisputed bout would more than likely have to wait.

While this was a solid fight on the calendar, the major loser in this situation is Wallin. He could potentially be left out in the cold and forced to look for another big opportunity.

3kingsboxing.com will continue to monitor the story and provide updates as they become available.

By: Jerrell Fletcher

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