Whyte Ready To Finally Earn A Shot At The WBC Title
Even though all roads are looking to lead to an undisputed fight with Anthony Joshua, interim WBC Heavyweight Champion is not ready to give up his dreams of becoming a true world champion.
Whyte (27-1) talked to PA Sport about the current situation going on in the heavyweight division. As of now, the current WBC Heavyweight Champion is Tyson Fury. The WBC has stated that by February 2021 Whyte will have his title fight. “The Body Snatcher”, however, is adamant that he does not want to play any more games.
“I’ve waited long enough now and I’ve been mandatory and number one for long enough now,” Whyte stated, via Boxing Scene. “The WBC have got to uphold their end of their bargain. I’ve more than done my bit, I’ve more than done what’s required of me and what’s been asked of me. I just want to be full WBC world champion. It’s one of the highest prizes in sport, the WBC heavyweight championship,” Whyte told PA Sport.”
The 32-year-old hasn’t lost a bout since 2016, when Joshua beat him for the WBC International, Commonwealth, and British Heavyweight Titles. He has since beaten the likes of Dereck Chisora, Robert Helenius, and Joseph Parker. Whyte beat Oscar Rivas for the vacant WBC interim Heavyweight Title. He was then suspended for a failed drug test that ended up coming back with inconclusive results.
Reinstated, Whyte was supposed to face Alexander Povetkin for the title on May 2 but that has been postponed due to the coronavirus. The bout is now rumored for July. Meanwhile, Fury beat Deontay Wilder in a rematch back in February for the WBC title. The two are supposed to face one another in a trilogy bout. There is also the idea that Joshua and Fury could just face one another.
Wilder is currently recovering from biceps surgery. If Whyte had a say, he believes Wilder should move to the back of the line, with him moving up to the front.
“I don’t see why not because Deontay Wilder is injured, I’ve been the number one challenger for a long time so Fury should just fight me next,” Whyte went on to say. “Let’s have a massive fight and get rid of this WBC mandatory and number one contender nonsense.”
If fights continue to be delayed due to the coronavirus, the February promise could be broken. Stay tuned for more information regarding Whyte and the WBC title scene.