Whyte out of Wallin bout

21 October 2021 21:13:52 GMTPlus11
Dillian Whyte could be a mandatory challenger to Tyson Fury

Dillian Whyte has pulled out of his fight with Otto Wallin after the British fighter sustained a shoulder injury.

Two of Whyte's former rivals Joseph Parker and Derek Chisora take each other on 18th December, with ParkerĀ 1.33 to win the fight and Chisora 3.25.

Late change of plan

Whyte, who has a 28-2 record in his 30 professional contests, was due to fight Wallin on the 30th October.

The Swedish boxer has a record of 22-1-1 from his 24 professional fights, with his only loss being inflicted by Tyson Fury in 2019.

Whyte, who is interim WBC heavyweight champion, is now the frontrunner to challenge Fury for his WBC heavyweight title as Fury was ordered to make a mandatory defence of that title after his win over Deontay Wilder.

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Whyte 'devastated'

Whyte gave this update on his injury and situation.

"I am devastated as I had a great camp, was in great shape, and had great sparring.

"I was looking forward to knocking Wallin out and would have done so in the first half of the fight.

"I am devastated about not being able to fight on 30th October but I want to thank everyone for all of their support."

Wallin camp want new date

Wallin's promoter also made a statement after the fight was cancelled.

"If it is an injury, then he should heal, and they should reschedule this event.

"That would be the fair thing to do. It would not be fair to the sport of boxing for Dillian Whyte to have an injury, whatever it is, and as a result of that, to be able to be mandated to fight Fury."

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