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Dillian Whyte at a loss to explain WBC title shot delay

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Dillian Whyte is yet again frustrated that his shot at the World Boxing Council heavyweight title is potentially going to be delayed further.

The WBC laid down an initial date on February 2021 for Whyte to face the current champion, Tyson Fury.

In addition, the coronavirus outbreak and a possible undisputed championship bout with Anthony Joshua led to Whyte expecting the worst.

Dillian Whyte

Asked during an interview with ‘The AK and Barak Show’ on Sirius XM recently whether he’s all but given up, the Briton aired his response.

“No, I want to fight for any (title). I want all the belts, but in the WBC, I did the most work for them,” pointed out Whyte. “I’ve won every single one of their titles I am eligible for, all apart from the world title.

“I have been mandated to fight Tyson Fury for the Diamond Belt, but Fury turned the fight down. I have been trying to fight Deontay Wilder for 100 years now.

“I’m the WBC interim champion, international champion, silver champion, and Int. Gold champion, and I’m the WBC mandatory!”

Title shot

Dillian Whyte is due to fight Alexander Povetkin in his next outing, should the bout get rearranged. On what may be next after the Russian, Whyte stated: “When I get passed Povetkin, that’s when I fight the top two above me in Fury and Anthony Joshua,” said ‘The Body Snatcher.’

“Wilder is not even there as no one is talking about Wilder anymore. That sucker is gone. He took his licks and ran off into the night, never to be seen again.

“That’s the thing about boxing. You’re here today, gone tomorrow.

“I want to fight the best fighters and fight for titles. I have been around long enough. Everyone who has been around a similar time to me or just after me or just before me they have fought two or three times for a world title.

“I am the only one that ain’t fought for no world title. I don’t get it. Why are they waiting for me to get old,” he concluded.

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