Dillian White may finally be ready for his first world heavyweight title after a trilogy fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.
The 33-year-old White will take on Sweden’s Otto Wallin on October 30 as he seeks his 13th win from his last 14 appearances.
The Body Snatcher’s only defeat since being beaten by Anthony Joshua six years ago came in 2020 at the hands of Alexander Povetkin, a defeat he avenged with a fourth-round stoppage in May.
But despite putting together a stellar run of wins twice against the likes of Robert Hellenius, Lucas Brown, Joseph Parker, Oscar Rivas, Povetkin and Derek Chisora - the WBC title he’s chasing has been tied for a long time. Is. The ongoing rivalry between Fury and Wilder.
When Wilder was champion, he fought Fury in December 2018, controversially depicting a contest many felt he had lost.
The American took on Dominic Brazile and Luis Ortiz before rematching Fury in February 2020, where he was stopped in the seventh round.
An arbitrator ruled earlier this year that Wilder deserved a third fight with Fury, a decision set to further delay White’s title shot as it led to an undeniable conflict between Fury and Anthony Joshua down the road. pushed to
But now a Fury-Joshua fight is dead in the water, following AJ’s loss to Oleksandr Usyak last month, an outcome that could leave the door open for White to have the opportunity to fight for the WBC belt.
talking to IFL TV, Fury promoter Bob Arum said: “I didn’t talk [WBC President] mauricio [Sulaiman] Still, we have to see [what they rule on Fury’s mandatory].
“I’m assuming you’re talking about Dillian White, the No. 1 contender.
“And it could be a big, big fight for Tyson, especially if we hold it in the UK.
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“It’s not out of the question, Dillian White is a capable heavyweight and fights against Tyson Fury or Wilder [or] Whoever wins it will be a very interesting contest.”
Fury and Wilder collide this weekend and will meet in the ring on Sunday morning at around 5 a.m.
If Fury and White both win their respective fights, the British pair could find themselves in a big domestic dustbin in 2022.