Dillian Whyte vs Otto Wallin: Fight off as Brit suffers injury in training

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This month’s heavyweight clash between Dillian Whyte and Otto Wallin has been called off after the British fighter suffered a shoulder injury while training.

The two were gearing up to do battle in London on October 30, but Whyte’s injury means he will be unable to compete, The Sun reports.

The winner was due to set up a date with WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury after the ‘Gypsy King’ successfully defended the title in his trilogy bout against Deontay Wilder earlier in October.

Whyte has been the highest-ranked contender for the belt since 2017 and has been demanding a shot at Fury for some time now.

The WBC has finally listened to the Brixton boxer, ordering Fury to take on Whyte unless he can contest a unification bout with newly crowned WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk – who bested Anthony Joshua in London last month.

But that option appears to have been removed from the table, with AJ activating his rematch clause against Usyk and another bout being rumoured to take place early next year.

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A recent statement released by the WBC regarding a fight between Whyte and Fury read:

"The WBC Board of Governors has reviewed the recent history in the Heavyweight Division.

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"Considering the long inactivity in the division due to the pandemic, ongoing legal processes, and Covid-19 infections, the WBC has ruled that the winner of this fight will have 30 days to secure a contract to unify the Heavyweight Division against WBO-IBF-WBA champion Oleksandr Usyk in search of an undisputed champion in the division.

"If no unification bout is secured within that time, the winner of Fury v Wilder 3 must then fight next against the then reigning WBC Interim Heavyweight Champion."

Whyte is the current WBC Interim Heavyweight champ and was meant to be defending the title against Wallin – but it’s unclear how this injury will shape the heavyweight division in the coming months.

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