Dillian Whyte addresses Otto Wallin and is pursuing fight with Tyson Fury
WBC Interim heavyweight titlist Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte (28-2, 19ko) had to pull out of the October 30 showdown with Otto Wallin (22-1, 14ko). Instead of rescheduling the Wallin fight, Whyte is going to pursue a championship title fight next.
Whyte has been waiting for his opportunity to fight for the title in what seems like forever. Moreover, he was probably shocked that the WBC finally mandated the winner of his fight with Wallin was next to fight for the championship.
Team Wallin has been screaming foul on Whyte, and they have been asking for an independent Doctor to inspect the shoulder to see if there truly is an injury.
“There’s no mucking around on the injury at all. He’s not fit to fight that’s the truth….He cannot physically fight next week.”
The British promoter would continue by revealing that rescheduling the Wallin fight is an option, and Whyte could fight WBC heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (31-0-1, 22ko) next.
“That’s our option on me. So, I’m not ruling out that fight…. But I would think that Dillian Whyte’s next fight will be Tyson Fury.”
DILLIAN WHYTE READY TO MOVE TOWARDS TYSON FURY FIGHT
The Body Snatcher spoke to TalkSport addressing the accusations from team Wallin.
“People are saying I pulled out because of whatever reason….I would’ve pulled out three weeks ago or whenever the WBC ruling was…The surgeons and the doctors told me if you fight, you’re going to risk your career.”
Whyte continued by saying that the Fury fight is basically going to happen next.
“I could have easily abandoned this route and gone down another route years ago. But I’ve waited and waited and pursued and delayed and delayed and waited. So what am I going to do…fight Otto Wallin or fight Tyson Fury, what are you going to do? It’s common sense.”
STRIKE NOW BEFORE FURY CHANGES HIS MIND
Despite the fact fighting for a championship is the better option, Whyte makes a compelling argument as to why it is necessary to pursue the fight right now before Fury decides to walk away from the sport.
“We don’t know what Tyson Fury is going to do, he might just tomorrow say, ‘that’s it I’m done’. He might go missing. He might disappear. You don’t know, it’s hard to plan.”
Whyte is correct. Fury is very unpredictable, and he could decide to walk away from boxing. Consequently, Fury has indicated that he may not fight again following the trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder.
“I don’t know if I need to fight anymore. I don’t know what the future holds.” ~ Tyson Fury
It is understandable for those inside the boxing community to believe the WBC interim champion pulled a fast one. However, he has been waiting for a long time for this opportunity, and going after the championship is the better business option.
By: Garrisson Bland