“The WBC is in The Process Of Contacting Every Champion”- Tyson Fury Under Pressure From WBC To Face Dillian Whyte

Published 06/20/2020, 1:30 PM EDT


WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman revealed Tyson Fury will have talks with the governing body regarding his status as champion. Dillian Whyte, who is Fury’s mandatory challenger has pressed charges against the WBC due to delays in his mandatory bout.

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However, Fury has mentioned time and again, that he’s not interested in facing Whyte. Also, the Gypsy King is heading towards a trilogy bout against Deontay Wilder and has agreed to a contract in principle to face Anthony Joshua.

This news was not received well by Whyte. Whyte feels he’s a worthy challenger and his resume speaks for itself. The WBC interim champion has amassed a record of (27-1) with his only loss coming against Anthony Joshua.

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“We are addressing every weight category separately. The WBC is in the process of contacting every champion to assess their current status and plans”.

“The WBC will be looking into each category and will review each case and rule taking into consideration the variables that have to do with each case.” Said Sulaiman to Sky Sports

READ : “If There Wasn’t Any Belt on the Line How Bothered Are You” – Eddie Hearn Questions Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua

“Tyson Fury  not concerned about Dillian Whyte pressing charges”

Reports suggest Fury might be crowned the WBC’s franchise champion if things go his way. This would bar Fury from all his mandatory challenges, with the WBC doing the same with Canelo Alvarez as well.

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Despite, Whyte taking legal action, Fury feels it’s of no use due to the pandemic

“He won’t get very far with the suing because everything has been put on hold, hasn’t it? It’s like the world has been put on hold, so everything has to move along with the holdback”. Said Fury to behind the gloves

Fury also pointed out that he shouldn’t be forced to face Whyte due to the delay. The gypsy king was set to face Wilder this July, but the bout has been pushed back with no official date announced as of now.

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