Brit Dillian Whyte wants to challenge Tyson Fury for the heavy scepter

British heavyweight Dillian Whyte wants his next match to be against Tyson Fury for the world title rather than rescheduling his canceled fight against Otto Wallin.

Whyte resigned from facing Wallin on Saturday after citing a shoulder injury.

Whyte holds the interim WBC title and is the immediate challenger to Fury, who retained his belt after knocking out Deontay Wilder earlier this month to complete his trilogy.

Asked if he would fight Fury in early 2022, Whyte told the BBC: “That’s the plan.”

But Wallin and his promoter, Dmitriy Salita, insist that the Whyte fight be played on another date. The Swedish boxer wants an independent doctor to certify that the British heavyweight injury is genuine.

In a statement sent to The Associated Press, Salita urged the WBC to make “a fair decision regarding this fight and for boxing fans around the world.”

Otto Wallin vs. Whyte needs to be rescheduled, ‚ÄĚSalita said. “Whyte cannot be allowed to decline the fight against Otto to fight Fury as a mandatory challenger.”

The WBC has already announced that it intends to order Fury to defend his crown against the interim champion.

Oleksandr Usyk owns the WBA, IBF and WBO belts after defeating Anthony Joshua by decision last month. They are scheduled for a rematch early next year.


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