I’m not sure if Dillian Whyte is still counting the lengthy time period he’s been the WBC’s mandatory challenger, but with Tyson Fury officially done with his business as it pertains to Deontay Wilder, Whyte is hoping he’ll finally get a shot at the WBC heavyweight title after he takes care of business with Otto Wallin later this month.
“Fury has the belt. Wilder had the chance to fight me for three years but didn’t,” Whyte told Sky Sports News. “Hopefully now the WBC forces my position and Fury has no choice. It’s a massive British fight, a major fight for Britain. Fury is an unpredictable man who might say: ‘I am done!’ I hope we can make a fight when I get past Wallin.”
Whyte is aware that he has to take care of the business in front of him in Wallin, but openly admits that he’s be lying if he didn’t acknowledge that he’s looking towards a fight with Fury.
That said, Whyte knows he still needs to lock-in for this fight here because his world title hopes were nearly derailed when he got knocked out by Alexander Povetkin last year. Whyte would come back in a rematch to avenge that loss, but another loss here would be a significant setback to his world title hopes.