WBC Top 40 @ Heavyweight – Deontay Wilder stays in line for mandatory

Deontay Wilder

@bronzebomber

The failed bid by Deontay Wilder to secure a trilogy fight with Tyson Fury has not affected any current position with the World Boxing Council.

WBN speculated that Alexander Povetkin vs. Dillian Whyte II’s winner on March 6th would be the mandatory challenger.

For this to happen, Povetkin and Whyte would need assurances from the WBC. Wilder losing and remaining at number one in the new January rankings is a blow to both.

Whoever comes out on top this spring may now have to go through Wilder to get their opportunity at Fury vs. Anthony Joshua’s winner.

Wilder had opened mediation to face Fury for the third time at some point in 2021.

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn stated he’s spoken to Fury’s representatives and got word that ‘The Bronze Bomber’ would never get another chance.

Therefore, should the American win his case, only a payoff will be coming his way. Wilder would have to move on.

Already linked to facing Robert Helenius, Adam Kownacki, or Charles Martin next, the former WBC ruler would be set for a mandatory clash with Povetkin or Whyte later in 2021.

An official order from the WBC could only be weeks away.

World Boxing Council Heavyweight

WBC HEAVYWEIGHT RANKINGS – JAN 2021

Champion: Tyson Fury
Interim: Alexander Povetkin

HEAVYWEIGHT (+200 – +90.71)

1 Deontay Wilder US
2 Oleksandr Usyk Ukraine
3 Luis Ortiz Cuba
4 Andy Ruiz Jr. Mexico/US
5 Joe Joyce GB SILVER/EBU/BBBofC/COMM
6 Dillian Whyte Jamaica/GB
7 Joseph Parker New Zealand
8 Michael Hunter US
9 Filip Hrgovic Croatia
10 Charles Martin US
11 Efe Ajagba Nigeria/US
12 Agit Kabayel Germany
13 Tony Yoka France
14 Frank Sanchez Cuba AMERICAS *CBP/P
15 Dereck Chisora GB

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16 Kubrat Pulev Bulgaria
17 Carlos Takam Cameroon
18 Daniel Dubois GB
19 Robert Helenius Finland
20 Martin Bakole Congo/GB INTL
21 Adam Kownacki US
22 Arslanbek Makhmudov Russia/Canada NABF
23 Hughie Fury GB
24 Murat Gassiev Russia
25 Otto Wallin Sweden
26 Dominic Breazeale US
27 Simon Kean Canada
28 Zhilei Zhang China
29 Hussein Muhamed Germany
30 Junior Fa New Zealand
31 Steven Shaw US
32 Nathan Gorman GB
33 Sergey Kuzmin Russia
34 Jermaine Franklin US
35 Vladyslav Sirenko Ukraine ABCO
36 Lukasz Rozanski Poland
37 Cassius Chaney US
38 Joe Cusumano US USNBC
39 Peter Kadiru Germany YOUTH
40 Jack Mulowayi Congo/Belgium ABU

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