TwitterFacebook

Dillian Whyte could derail plans for Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury trilogy

Anthony Cocks

Australian-based boxing journalist Anthony Cocks has been covering the sport for over 15 years for various print and online publications. He refuses to believe that Roberto Duran ever lost to Tommy Hearns and says that Jeff Fenech would destroy Chuck Norris, Bruce Lee and Muhammad Ali on the same night.

Follow Anthony Cocks on: Twitter | Facebook
KO Boxing Forum

Plans for a Deontay Wilder versus Tyson Fury trilogy could be thrown into disarray if Dillian Whyte has his way, says promoter Eddie Hearn.

WBC heavyweight champion Wilder 41-0-1 (40) announced he would be rematching Fury 27-0-1 (19) in early 2020 on the eve of Anthony Joshua’s ill-fated bout against Andy Ruiz Jr, with Fury’s co-promoter confirming plans for a trilogy this week.

If Wilder gets past Luis Ortiz and Fury defeats little-known German Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas next weekend, it seems likely the pair will meet twice in 2020.

See Also

But long-time WBC number one contender Dillian Whyte 25-1 (18) – who faces Oscar Rivas on July 20 – will be pushing for his shot at Wilder.

“It’s not allowed,” Hearn told iFL TV when asked about Wilder’s plan to face Ortiz followed by two fights against Fury.

”There’s gonna be a serious legal position for Dillian Whyte if that’s the case. Because Dillian Whyte is fighting Oscar Rivas, that’s for the ‘interim’ title and the mandatory position, but we want it next.

“The offer from the WBC is for the ‘interim’ title and mandatory position, it’s when that mandatory occurs [that is yet to be decided].

“There will be serious issues if that mandatory is not when we want that mandatory to be. It’s ongoing.

Wilder and Fury fought to a disputed draw in Los Angeles last December. The challenger appeared to outbox the American champion for much of the fight only to be dropped twice late in the fight and denied a victory on two of the judges’ scorecards.

“Deontay Wilder must fight Dillian Whyte, and I say to the people out there – keep supporting Dillian Whyte,” Hearn continued.

“He has been number one for 580 days and he still isn’t mandatory and we’ve got to make sure he gets what he deserves.”

Read more articles about: , , ,

FITE – BOXING TV FIXTURES

TOP STORIES

Dereck Chisora warns Oleksandr Usyk: "I'm stronger, crazier and I…

Dereck Chisora warns Oleksandr Usyk:

Dereck Chisora 32-9 (23) has issued a warning to Oleksandr Usyk 17-0 (13) ahead of their clash on October 31, saying "I'm stronger, crazier and I want it more". The 36-year-old veteran heavyweight is planning to end the unbeaten run of the former …

Manny Pacquiao short-priced favourite to defeat Conor McGregor in boxing…

Manny Pacquiao short-priced favourite to defeat Conor McGregor in boxing bout

Manny Pacquiao has been installed as a short-priced favourite to defeat former UFC star Conor McGregor in their mooted boxing bout. BetOnline is offering odds of -1200 (1/12) on Pacquiao, while McGregor backers can get +700 (7/1). WBA welterwei…

Anthony Joshua set to spar Joe Joyce to prepare for…

Anthony Joshua set to spar Joe Joyce to prepare for Kubrat Pulev fight

Unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua 23-1 (21) has drafted in Joe ‘Juggernaut’ Joyce 11-0 (10) as a sparring partner to help him prepare for his upcoming title defence against Kubrat ‘The Cobra’ Pulev 28-1 (14) at the O2 Arena in London on Dec…

Lee Selby slated to face George Kambosos on Dereck Chisora…

Lee Selby slated to face George Kambosos on Dereck Chisora vs Oleksandr Usyk card on Oct 31

Former IBF featherweight champion ‘Lightning’ Lee Selby 28-2 (9) will meet George ‘Ferocious’ Kambosos 18-0 (10) in a lightweight world title eliminator on the undercard of the heavyweight clash between Dereck Chisora 32-9 (23) and Oleksandr Usyk 17-…

Is this the end of the line for Julio Cesar…

Is this the end of the line for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr?

There had never been any denying of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s star appeal, as he has had a way of grabbing headlines over the years. But when it comes to his abilities as a fighter, Chavez has never been able to emerge from the shadow of his legend…

Danny Roman ready for world title shot after exciting win…

Danny Roman ready for world title shot after exciting win over Juan Carlos Payano

Former unified super bantamweight champion Danny ‘The Baby-Faced Assassin’ Roman 28-3-1 (9) bounced back with a 12-round unanimous decision win over former world champion Juan Carlos Payano 21-4 (9) at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticu…

Welcome

Welcome to Ringnews24; read the latest boxing news from around the world.

The site is run by boxing fans James Tonks and Lee Daley.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free toEmail Us

Write for Ringnews24

KO BOXING FORUM

CONNECT WITH US