Deontay Wilder could get another title shot with Fury vs Whyte talks at deadlock
Deontay Wilder could yet be given another shot at the world title as Tyson Fury’s bout with Dillian Whyte is at a deadlock in discussions for their bout.
‘The Bronze Bomber’ failed to beat Fury in February 2020 and more recently, October 2021, in what's considered one of the best fighting trilogies of all time.
But the American fighter has remained the number one in the World Boxing Council Ratings at the recent Convention, and he’s reportedly seen as the top contender by WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman.
Meanwhile, the situation with Fury and Whyte could mean he’s handed another chance.
Being the top-ranked heavyweight with the WBC, Wilder will be given a shot at fighting will get Whyte should the Fury fight not transpire.
Fury’s promoter Bob Arum, meanwhile, has said he’s now looking at other options for Fury to defend the title if the Whyte fight can't get over the line.
“If we can’t come to a deal with Dillian Whyte, we’ll do a fight for the ‘lineal’ title, and we’ll pick another opponent,” Arum said to talkSPORT.
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“We’ve gotta get Tyson back in the ring by the end of March,” he added.
“Frank [Warren] and I are determined to come to him with an opponent that’s acceptable.
“We’d love to do that fight in Cardiff. Andy Ruiz Jr is a possibility. Joseph Parker, I see, had a good victory over Derek Chisora – that could be a possibility [too].
He continued: “And we’re looking at a couple of other names that might be appropriate.”
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Indeed, it’s more likely that Fury would face someone like Parker or Ruiz Jr, as he waits for any possible fight with Oleksandr Usyk or Anthony Joshua.
Usyk currently holds the IBF, WBA and WBO titles, following his win over Joshua by unanimous decision in September at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The pair are set to face off in a rematch next April, but this time he won’t be the outright favourite to win the contest.
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