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Dillian Whyte: Looks like Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are in a relay race, running away from me

Whyte is, once again, quite displeased.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

The WBC’s #1 rated contender Dillian Whyte has once again lashed out, now hearing word that Tyson Fury’s promoter Bob Arum has been lobbying to delay or even circumvent a February 2021 mandatory title defense.

Talking to Sky Sports, Whyte says it’s ridiculous that Arum would take such a position, claiming Arum would be kicking and screaming if he had a fighter waiting for a mandatory title shot for as long as he has.

“Arum’s talking rubbish. If he represented me he’d be screaming that this is the biggest travesty in the history of boxing - nearly 1,000 days as No 1 without being given a shot whereas Tyson Fury barely scraped by the WBC No 31 ranked Otto Wallin in front of only 3,500 people and then got gifted my mandatory position without fighting an eliminator, never mind a final eliminator.

“Fury won the belt off that pathetic, hype job Deontay Wilder as his legs were too weak to carry it any longer after running away from me for years and it now looks like the two of them are in a relay.”

Whyte continues by contending that he shouldn’t have to have his scheduled title shot delayed in order to wait for Fury-Wilder III to be staged with fans in the crowd, even going on to quip how they’ve fought most of their careers without much of an audience anyway.

The Brixton fighter is also completely convinced that Fury wants absolutely no parts of him after their past sparring sessions, saying he thinks Fury will duck the fight even when the WBC officially orders it to happen.

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