Britain’s Dillian Whyte is going nowhere until he gets his mandatory shot at the WBC heavyweight crown.
“The Body Snatcher” has been the number one contender for the belt for three years now, but he’s still yet to fight for the belt. Meanwhile, Luis Ortiz and Tyson Fury had two shots at the former champion Doentay Wilder and Dominic Breazeale also tried to get his hands on the championship.
Whyte was scheduled to meet Russia’s Alexander Povetkin in May, but the coronavirus outbreak canceled that fight. In the meantime, “The Gypsy King” owns Deontay Wilder a third fight and if everything goes according to plan, Whyte should be facing Fury in early 2021. But even then there’s one big hurdle called Anthony Joshua.
“Let’s just have the fight,” Whyte told Sky Sports.
“Like he said to Deontay Wilder, ‘It’s only a fight, you win some, you lose some.’ It’s just a fight. Why wouldn’t he want to fight me instead of waiting for an injured Wilder to recover, as he may not even be ready by October due to the severity of his injury.”