Should Tyson Fury be stripped off WBC title? Dillian Whyte thinks so.
Dillian Whyte has the wildest of ideas after the news of Tyson Fury testing positive for coronavirus took the boxing fraternity by storm this week. The WBC interim heavyweight champion has suggested the sanctioning body to make Fury Champion In Recess.
The Gypsy King is down with COVID-19 and his trilogy showdown has been moved to October from July.
The title fight was originally planned to take place in Las Vegas on July 24, but fate had other plans. Three members of Fury’s camp, including the boxer, contracted the virus.
It is still unclear if the champ will be 100% fit by the time he rejoins his training camp. And this is why Whyte is eager to don the WBC strap by replacing the Gypsy King in the fight against the Bronze Bomber without changing the date or venue.
And his idea doesn’t stop here.
“The WBC should make Fury champion in recess. I’ll fight Wilder as a world champion, and the winner of that fights Tyson Fury, and the winner of that fights Anthony Joshua for the undisputed,” the interim champ told Sky Sports in a recent interview.
Fury has held the title for over a year. He hasn’t defended it once since winning it against Wilder and this is what has Whyte irked.
“They should [The WBC] one hundred percent do the right thing. Tyson Fury has held all the titles but has never made a single defense of any of them. It’s a year and a half since he won the WBC belt, and still no fight insight.”