21
Nov
2019

CAREFUL: Dillian Whyte situation may change if WBC insults continue

WBN Staff 18/06/2019
Dillian Whyte

📸 Mark Robinson

Dillian Whyte could be in danger of being pushed down the World Boxing Council Ratings if insults in the media continue.

Whyte has been vocal in announcing his displeasure at being forced to wait almost 600 days for the chance to face Deontay Wilder.

‘The Bodysnatcher’ turned down an eliminator with Luis Ortiz last year. This ultimately saw Whyte overlooked as mandatory.

Dominic Breazeale was placed above Whyte. ‘Trouble’ was subsequently knocked out by Wilder in a round.

Wilder now has a voluntary period before a fight with Tyson Fury. The WBC has already stated the super-fight will overrule the number one.

This means Whyte will be forced to wait at least another year for his opportunity.

Should the Briton keep blasting Mauricio Sulaiman and the WBC in the press during this time, he may then pay the ultimate price.

WBN believes Whyte is not rubbing officials up the right way at the WBC ratings meetings. Meaning he may not be pushed on further without some understanding of the situation.



RUIZ v JOSHUA II

Oscar Rivas is next up for Whyte in a must-win clash on July 20 in London. Unfortunately for Whyte, a win won’t guarantee anything.

Whyte has also rejected an offer from the IBF to face Kubrat Pulev for their mandatory spot, but is number one with the WBO.

Current holder of both those belts, Andy Ruiz Jr., is tied up with an Anthony Joshua rematch. A perfect storm of the titles sees Whyte roadblocked.

All this pretty much leaves Sulaiman and his team with their hands tied behind their back.

Patiently awaiting for Wilder v Fury II to play out without making anything worse seems the best option.

Either that, or push the WBO for his shot.

Upon the completion of Ruiz v Joshua II, Whyte would then have a solid claim to face the winner.

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