Boxing News At Five | Jun 26 2019

Boxing News at Five: Dillian Whyte lambasts WBO Usyk ruling

Dillian Whyte feels disrespected by the WBO installing Oleksandr Usyk as the mandatory challenger for their heavyweight title. Terry Dooley rounds up the Boxing News at Five
Dillian Whyte

BRITISH heavyweight Dillian Whyte’s ire at the sport’s governing bodies shows no sign of abating following the news that the WBO have installed their former cruiserweight titlist Oleksandr Usyk as the mandatory challenger to the winner of the mooted rematch between Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua.

Whyte (25-1, 18 KOs) is rated at number three by the WBO, and had hoped to be in line for a shot despite being bumped down the ratings this month due to the addition of Usyk at number one and the insertion of former holder Tyson Fury as the number two rated contender, yet he has been gazumped once again following his inability to nail down a WBC title challenge against Deontay Wilder. 

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