Dillian Whyte: Will the WBC move to restore him as mandatory challenger?
Dillian Whyte needs to be”promptly
” as the mandatory challenger to the winner of Deontay Wilder from Tyson Fury, says promoter Eddie Hearn.
Whyte was recently cleared by UK Anti-Doping amid claims with an”adverse finding” surrounding his points win over Oscar Rivas in July, 24 hours before he slugged out a unanimous decision victory over Mariusz Wach from Saudi Arabia to reestablish his world title ambitions.
Whyte became mandatory challenger by Rivas, but status was suspended following the allegations made concerning him. The WBC has said that, if his position was rectified, he might recover position that was mandatory for February 2021.
“Dillian ought to find the compulsory position for your winner of Wilder vs Fury [The rematch is scheduled for Feb 22],” Hearn completely told Sky Sports.
“We return to the WBC now and be sure that they give him exactly what he was supposed to get.
“In my opinionthey took it away unjustly, so today, bearing in mind that the results of the situation, they have to reinstate him promptly, and it should finally come for the winner of that struggle.”
After taking dozens of 98-93 and 97-93 double to conquer Wach in the Diriyah Arena Whyte admitted that it has turned into a hellish five-month period.
“My last two fights have been hell – that I won thembut they had been hell,” that the Brixton heavyweight shown.
“The Rivas fight? I didn’t sleep for 48 hours earlier. Because I understood what was going on, I couldn’t sleep. I wondered if the show goes on and’d sold tickets.
“Pure madness, pure madness. It was mad.
“I’m a difficult person, a powerful person. My group kept me inspired and explained:’let’s get through this’. ‘You are innocent, we’ll fight with this’.
“Everyone had been quick to throw me into a pit with no proof and no details. The facts are that I’m clean, I have been clean and I’ve always been innocent.”
‘The Body Snatcher’his resume for 27-1, will hope to be revived as the WBC mandatory challenger as he looks to obtain a world title shot that is long-awaited.