Heavyweight boxer Dillian Whyte is angry and sue WBC for not giving him his title shot after waiting for too long
The WBC has confirmed that Dillian Whyte has taken legal action against them to enforce his mandatory shot at WBC champion Tyson Fury.
The World Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaiman was unable to comment on the legal matter.
He said “There is a procedure with regards to the date of the mandatory in the heavyweight division. Upon direct advice of WBC legal counsel I am not in position to discuss any further”
Dillian Whyte, who holds the WBC’s interim-title, has been the number one contender under the sanctioning body since 2018.
Last year, the WBC issued an order which guaranteed Whyte a mandatory shot at the full title by the end of February 2021.
Tyson Fury gained the title in February, when he stopped Deontay Wilder in seven rounds.
Wilder exercised an immediate rematch clause, which forces a trilogy fight. The third bout with Fury is being targeted for dates in November and December.
Top Rank’s CEO Bob Arum, who co-promotes Fury, has made it clear that he doesn’t see much value in having his star fighter face Whyte.
Arum recently told Sky Sports that he was planning to have a conversation with the WBC, to further delay or even eliminate Whyte’s mandated shot
Explaining to the sanctioning body that the ongoing coronavius pandemic had placed the entire sport on hold for several months.
Most of talk from Fury and Arum has centered on their intention to finalize a two-fight deal for 2021 with IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO champion Anthony Joshua.