Fans Want Proof Of Dillian Whyte’s Shoulder Injury, Alen Babic Defends Whyte
Some fans are calling Dillian Whyte’s shoulder injury a lie, and they want evidence to prove them otherwise.
Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed floating rumors that Whyte is “not fit” to fight on October 30, which was supposed to be his WBC interim heavyweight title defense versus Otto Wallin at the O2 Arena in London. The winner of the bout was going to be next in line to face WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.
But all of that is unclear, as the WBC has not announced further instructions to their previous ruling, which has now been affected.
After an MRI scan on his shoulder today and consultation with the specialist, unfortunately @dillianwhyte is not fit to fight on October 30. The show will proceed without Dillian and we look forward to seeing him back in the ring shortly 👊 pic.twitter.com/bEz0UOOTJ8
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) October 20, 2021
Whyte said he was extremely disappointed about withdrawing. He was confident he would overcome his opponent.
Dillian Whyte believes he would’ve made quick work of Otto Wallin if he didn’t have to pull out of their fight due to injury. pic.twitter.com/V9XAjiGICS
— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) October 21, 2021
Fans are accusing Whyte of faking his injury and shifting focus to Fury.
Two weeks ago, the WBC ordered Fury to negotiate a contract to unify the heavyweight division against WBO, IBF and WBA champion Oleksandr Usyk within 30 days, but that is most likely null since Anthony Joshua initiated his contracted rematch.
Since Usyk isn’t available, the WBC said Fury could take on the winner of Whyte-Wallin.
“The WBC Board of Governors has reviewed the recent history in the Heavyweight Division,” the WBC previously said. “Considering the long inactivity in the division due to the pandemic, ongoing legal processes, and covid 19 infections, the WBC has ruled that the winner of this fight will have 30 days to secure a contract to unify the Heavyweight Division against WBO-IBF-WBA champion Oleksandr Usyk in search of an undisputed champion in the division.
“If no unification bout is secured within that time, the winner of Fury v. Wilder 3 must then fight next against the then reigning WBC Interim Heavyweight Champion.”
Wallin’s promoter Dmitriy Salita stepped in and asked the WBC to reschedule the fight.
“It would not be fair to the sport of boxing for Dillian Whyte to have an injury, whatever it is, and as a result of that, to be able to be mandated to fight Fury,” he told Sky Sports.
“The fight has to get rescheduled for a later date. The winner of that fight should fight Tyson Fury.”
— Dmitriy Salita (@Dsalita) October 21, 2021
But heavyweight Alen Babic said Whyte is telling the truth.
“I know he had a problem with his shoulder for such a long time. He had an operation, he had surgery years ago, but since his surgery, he wasn’t fully recovered,” Babic told Boxing Social.
“He [Whyte] told me a few months ago, ‘I had a problem with my shoulder, but it’s going to be okay.’ He’s like that. I said, ‘Okay, take it easy, but he does really hard with the weight lifting and stuff.”