The WBC and Dillian Whyte continue to battle!
Recently, 3kingsboxing learned that WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman wants to order Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte (25-1, 18 KO’s) to face lineal heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (27-0-1, 19 KO’s).
The bout would serve as a final eliminator for Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder’s (40-0-1, 39 KO’s) WBC heavyweight title. While it may sound good to some, it is not a favorable move according to Team Whyte. This has been an on-going saga for some time now.
While granting a phone interview to the popular YouTube podcast ThaBoxingVoice, President Sulaiman went over a number of the behind-the-scene machinations. Per the WBC president, despite the WBC wanting to order the Whyte vs Fury prizefight, they have not yet officially pulled the trigger on that command. Apparently, Team Whyte is not happy with this would-be order and submitted an appeal earlier this week.
The appeal is requesting that Whyte’s scheduled July 20 bout against Oscar Rivas should serve as the final eliminator the organization so desperately wants to order. President Sulaiman has indicated that the WBC is not openly opposed to this proposal.
It is currently under review by their board of governors. If the proposal is accepted, victory would place Whyte as mandatory for the winner of Wilder vs Dominic Breazeale on May 18. This is a position “The Body Snatcher” has craved for some time.
Whyte has walked away from other fights during his lengthy campaign to achieve mandatory status. Such fights were against the aforementioned Breazeale and unified champion Anthony Joshua.
Following this potential path, Whyte will have left three major fights on the table. At the moment, we will have to wait and see what the WBC’s body of governors decides in regards to the appeal. Stay tuned!
By: Bakari Simpson