Boxing News At Five | Apr 12 2019

Boxing News at Five: Five-man shortlist for Whyte fight in July, Quigg chases Farmer

Dillian Whyte could face Alexander Povetkin or Manuel Charr on July 13, and Scott Quigg is gunning for IBF champion Tevin Farmer
Dillian Whyte
Dillian Whyte Press Conference

ACCORDING to promoter Eddie Hearn, leading heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte has a five-man shortlist for a scheduled fight on July 13.

Thought to be on this list are the likes of Alexander Povetkin, Manuel Charr and Luis Ortiz. Omitted from it, however, are Dominic Breazeale, a one-time potential Whyte opponent who was bumped up to challenge Deontay Wilder in a WBC heavyweight title fight, and Anthony Joshua, the old rival with whom Whyte was expected to share a Wembley Stadium ring this year.

“We’re waiting on a decision from the WBC at the moment,” Hearn, Whyte’s promoter, explained at the weigh-in for Anthony Crolla’s world title fight against Vasyl Lomachenko.