WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has given an update of what is next for Dillian Whyte.
After Whyte was left without a fight for an interim WBC heavyweight title bout when Dominic Breazeale chose to fight WBC world champion Deontay Wilder, Whyte secured a fight against Oscar Rivas. But as it stands, the fight against Rivas does not have anything at stake, but according to Sulaiman, there is a potential fight for Whyte down the road that could resolve some of Whyte's desires for a clear path to the WBC title.
Sulaiman spoke to Tha Boxing Voice stated that he has ordered a final eliminator between Whyte and Tyson Fury that would take place after both fighters' next fights. Although that order was sent out, Whyte was not happy with those terms and now the organization is looking to figure out what is next.
"We ordered Whyte vs. Fury, if both men win their corresponding fights, for the mandatory position. That position was not accepted by Whyte so the WBC is now handling Dillian Whyte's appeal and we will resolve it in the coming weeks," Sulaiman said. "He's petitioned to be named the mandatory contender without fighting a final elimination. The WBC's position was to order him and Fury to fight for the interim title and for the mandatory position. So we were trying to do several big fights, and Whyte vs. Fury is a huge fight as well."
Whyte vs. Rivas is scheduled to headline a Matchroom Boxing card at The O2 in London with the fight being streamed on DAZN in the United States.