Dillian Whyte is out of his scheduled Oct. 30 fight with Otto Wallin, various sources are reporting this morning, with Keith Idec appearing to be first on the story.
Whyte (28-2, 19 KO) has not been officially reported as out by Matchroom Boxing, who are promoting the DAZN show, but it would appear that’s only a matter of time.
The 33-year-old Whyte and the 28-year-old Wallin (22-1, 14 KO) were set to fight for Whyte’s WBC interim title, with the winner then likely to get an official order to face Tyson Fury.
The WBC had already ruled that Fury must face either the Whyte-Wallin winner or WBA/IBF/WBO titleholder Oleksandr Usyk next, and Usyk is going to rematch Anthony Joshua, so it really was the Whyte-Wallin winner at this point as far as an order goes.
And on that note, it’s worth pointing out that the holder of the interim title was the one to receive the order — and that that would still be Dillian Whyte. Wallin promoter Dmitry Salita sounds pretty skeptical about the injury, and did tell us he hopes the WBC would not just let Whyte go straight to the Fury fight instead.
It’s also worth a mention that Matchroom Boxing’s official Twitter account has spent the past couple of hours making you aware of two other upcoming events — Parker-Chisora 2 on Dec. 18 and Galahad-Martinez on Nov. 13 — but they also did mention Chantelle Cameron’s fight with Mary McGee still being “10 days away,” so the card itself may not be fully off.