Deontay Wilder has dismissed any lingering doubts about the third fight against Tyson Fury, which means Dillian Whyte must wait until early next year for his WBC title shot, reports skysports.com.
The American heavyweight had a clause in his contract allowing him to enforce another fight following his defeat to Fury in February, and Fury’s US promoters Top Rank are targeting a possible date of December 19.
Whyte is the mandatory challenger for Fury’s WBC belt and promoter Eddie Hearn had suggested he could challenge his British rival next if Wilder did not go ahead with a trilogy fight.
“We want Dillian Whyte to fight Tyson Fury as soon as possible, and if Wilder is not available for any reason then Dillian should step in and take that,” Hearn told Sky Sports. (Guardian)