Britain’s Dillian Whyte is probably the best heavyweight in the world right now that hasn’t got a shot at the world title.
The 32-year-old is fresh off a win against Alexander Povetkin. “The Body Snatcher” avenged his previous loss and is now on course to be a world title challenger.
Whyte won the Interim WBC title and should be the mandatory challenger to Tyson Fury’s belt, but that won’t be happening any time soon, because of the highly anticipated unification bout between Fury and Joshua.
“I’ve waited long enough,” Whyte told Sky Sports following his fourth-round technical knockout of Russia’s Povetkin.
“There’s no reason I should wait anymore. Why should I wait anymore? Look at Eric Molina – he’s had two world title shots. Dominic Breazeale – two, three. All of these guys and they’re nobodies compared to me. I come up the ranking the proper way. You know, I was number one challenger and mandatory, and they gave the fight to Dominic Breazeale, who was ranked number three or number five. It’s crazy.”
Whyte had to face Deontay Wilder back in 2019, but the World Boxing Council decided that Widler should be defending his belt against a much less opponent in the face of Breazeale.