Dillian Whyte in ongoing legal fight for WBC heavyweight mandatory shot at Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder winner, explains Eddie Hearn

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Dillian Whyte remains engaged in a legal situation with the WBC over their heavyweight mandatory position, his promoter Eddie Hearn has told talkSPORT.com.

Last year, when he held the spot as mandatory, the ‘Body Snatcher’ initiated action against the governing body as he wanted to ensure he got his due title fight in early 2021.

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Whyte is promoted by Hearn

At the time, it appeared the WBC would consider sanctioning their heavyweight champion Tyson Fury for two fights with Anthony Joshua in 2021, superseding Whyte’s position as the mandatory.

As it happened, AJ vs Fury collapsed regardless.

This would prove irrelevant though, as Whyte was KOd by Alexander Povetkin and lost the mandatory status.

Despite Whyte beating Povetkin in their rematch, WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman has since come out and insisted that there is no current mandatory challenger.

Whyte regained the WBC ‘interim’ belt by beating Povetkin in their rematch, but the WBC’s position is seemingly that their mandatory position is not transferrable

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Whyte regained the WBC ‘interim’ belt by beating Povetkin in their rematch, but the WBC’s position is seemingly that their mandatory position is not transferrable

While appearing on talkSPORT earlier this month, Sulaiman said of the Whyte situation: “Unfortunately there are circumstances at the moment which limit what I can comment and what I cannot comment.”

When asked if this indicated there is still ongoing legal action, Whyte’s promoter Hearn confirmed to talkSPORT.com: “Yeah, it’s still ongoing.

“I think Dillian Whyte’s pushing for answers and some justice.

“You can’t say Dillian Whyte’s now not mandatory. It’s a load of rubbish.

“I just want to keep him busy, fight in September, fight in December.”

Whyte’s likely next opponent Jermaine Franklin is an unbeaten 27-year-old American heavyweight

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Whyte’s likely next opponent Jermaine Franklin is an unbeaten 27-year-old American heavyweight

Hearn added that Whyte’s next fight – widely reported to be against unbeaten American Jermaine Franklin – is now likely for September in the US.

He said the plan is to keep the Brit busy and grow his profile in America while work goes on behind the scenes to reach a mandatory resolution.





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