It’s obvious now that the WBC has confirmed that the winner of Fury’s next WBC title fight against Wilder must make a mandatory defence against Dillian Whyte.
And WBC ‘interim’ champion Dillian Whyte faces Alexander Povetkin in the finale of ‘Fight Camp’ on Saturday August 22,
Also victory for the Brixton man will set up a mandated fight for the WBC heavyweight belt in early 2021.
According to Eddie Hearn, He said there was no escape now for Fury or Deontay Wilder as the WBC ordered the winner of their trilogy bout to fight Dillian Whyte.
Dillian Whyte has been the WBC’s number one ranked contender since late 2017 and is currently ‘interim’ heavyweight champion
Tyson Fury is expected to defend the WBC title in a third fight with Wilder on December 19, with WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman stating that Whyte is next in line.
“The WBC has reviewed every single weight category, considering the pandemic,” According to Sulaiman
“We have had the flexibility with our champions and the WBC has approved Fury to fight by the end of the year
if it’s announced that it might be December 19, and the winner must make the mandatory defence early next year.
“When the [Fury-Wilder] fight takes place, we will order the pre-negotiations, so it’s a process that the promoters negotiate the fight and a date.
It makes no sense to speculate on a date, but it’s going to be early next year when they are able to negotiate, or it goes to a purse bid.”
Promoter Eddie Hearn has reiterated that he expects Whyte to receive the first fight with Fury next year.
“Dillian takes priority,” Hearn said “Dillian has to have that fight by the end of February, and if it goes into March, it goes into March.
“Anthony Joshua is boxing in December. He won’t be ready to box again until June-July.
Dillian Whyte faces Povetkin at Hearn’s Fight Camp being staged in the garden of Matchroom HQ.
Assuming he wins, the WBC heavyweight title fight will then be next year against either Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder.