Boxing News At Five | Oct 24 2019

Boxing News at Five: If cleared, Whyte faces 16-month wait for title shot, Usyk could fight Chisora vs. Price winner

The WBC tell Dillian Whyte he won't be fighting for their title until 2021, and Oleksandr Usyk could be in line for a return to the UK next year
Dillian Whyte
Dillian Whyte  |  Action Images/Peter Cziborra

ACCORDING to the World Boxing Council (WBC), forgotten man Dillian Whyte won’t receive a shot at their heavyweight title until February 2021 at the earliest – and that’s IF his ongoing situation is resolved with UK Anti-Doping.

Whyte was installed as mandatory challenger for the belt, currently held by Deontay Wilder, when he defeated Oscar Rivas on July 20 in London. However, this status was suspended by the WBC when an alleged “adverse finding” in a UKAD test was reportedly received before the fight took place.

To break the silence, a WBC statement on Wednesday read: “No. 1-ranked Dillian Whyte’s situation is in process with UKAD and Whyte’s representatives, and with the WBC.

 

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