WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has hinted that WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) will be ordered to face Interim champion Dillian Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs) next.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Sulaiman stated that with an undisputed heavyweight title clash looking unlikely, and having received medical documentation regarding Whyte’s recent injury that ruled him out of his scheduled bout with Otto Wallin, Fury will likely be ordered to face his fellow Brit next.
“The WBC order was very clear, that the winner of Fury vs Wilder has one month to try to secure the ultimate unification against Usyk, who defeated Joshua.” said Sulaiman.
“If they’re not capable of doing such, then the WBC would go with a mandatory, which is the Interim champion.
“We have received from the British Boxing Board of Control the medical certification that Whyte could not fight Wallin because of the injury.
“So we are going to do what we promised; which is that way we are moving forward.”
Fury recently defended his title against Deontay Wilder on October 9th, with an emphatic 11th round knockout bringing their enthralling trilogy to an end. Following the bout, Fury was given 30 days to negotiate an undisputed title clash with Oleksandr Usyk, who recently claimed the WBA/WBO & IBF titles with a unanimous decision win over Anthony Joshua in London.
However, with Usyk locked into a return bout with Joshua in 2022, the path appears clear for Fury and Whyte to lock horns in the first all-British WBC heavyweight title bout since Lennox Lewis defeated Henry Akinwande by fifth round DQ in July 1997.
An official resolution has not yet been made, however is expected to be handed down during the WBC Annual Convention which takes place from November 14th to 18th in Mexico City.