Politics! WBC Rules Fury-Wilder III Winner Must Face Winner of WBC Whyte vs. Wallin
By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent
London, UK (October 8th, 2021)– Boxing politics still rules. The World Boxing Council has ruled the winner of Saturday night’s Las Vegas WBC mega-fight trilogy bout between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder must face either Oleksandr Usyk, or the winner of WBC Interim Heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte versus Otto Wallin, a bout which takes place in 02 Arena in Greenwich London on October 30, 2021.
Usyk is unavailable due to his mandatory rematch clause with Anthony Joshua.
Wallin, 22-1 with 14 knockouts, Sundsvall, Sweden, incurred his lone loss, a 12 round decision loss to Tyson Fury at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in September 2019. Fury required 47 stitches to a cut above his right eye. Wallin, if he defeats Whyte, will not be showing up for a rematch with Fury or a bout against Wilder as a social call. Bloody it will be if Wallin defeats Whyte. On the other hand, Whyte, 28-2 with 19 knockouts, Brixton, London, United Kingdom, who was knocked out in the first of two matches with Alexander Povetkin, is bound to be swinging away against Fury or Wilder, resulting in knockdowns and a knockdown in either direction.
Oleksandr Usyk, 19-0 with 13 knockouts, Oxnard, California via Ukraine, faces a mandatory rematch with Anthony Joshua, 24-2 with 22 knockouts, Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, in 2022. Usyk currently holds the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO versions of the world heavyweight title, having defeated Joshua by 12 round decision at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and is ranked number one in the world on BoxRec.
Readers should note while the WBC still offers interim titles. The WBA does not. The WBA instead now offers only the WBA Gold title, which places the winner below the WBA regular world champion, and the WBA champion, in each weight class.