Dillian Whyte’s claim about Tyson Fury fight re-emerges after injury pull-out

Whyte has been forced to withdraw from his test against Otto Wallin due to a shoulder injury, with his previous comments now resurfacing where he admitted to having an eye on a world title shot against Fury

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Dillian Whyte has pulled out of his fight with Otto Wallin just days after admitting he had one eye on Tyson Fury.

The ‘Body Snatcher’ was set to face tough Swedish opponent Wallin at the end of the month in London.

But he has now been forced to withdraw from the clash after suffering a shoulder injury during the last weeks of his training camp.

And his previous comments of anticipation over a future shot at Fury have now resurfaced after his unfortunate injury pull-out.

“I would be lying if I said I wasn’t looking at them [future fights],” Whyte said. “I am definitely looking at fighting Fury and Wallin is a dangerous operator – he pushed Fury all the way.

Dillian Whyte has withdrawn from his bout with Otto Wallin


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“I am looking to fight Fury next if everything goes according to plan. I’m always up against it, I’m always in hard fights. I’m used to it.

“I could pull out of the Wallin fight just to fight Fury but that isn’t my mindset. I can’t wait around for what Fury is doing. My mindset is that I’ve got nothing to lose. I’m not scared to take risks. They see danger in fighting me. I will risk it all, if need be.”

The withdrawal is currently awaiting official confirmation from Whyte’s team with no news on the status of the rest of the card.

But Whyte has already stated his intentions to cash in on his status at WBC interim champion, with Fury progressing beyond Wilder in their trilogy bout in Las Vegas.

Although Wallin himself had planned on hijacking Whyte’s shot at Fury and forcing a rematch with his former opponent.

The rugged Swede drew blood from Fury who suffered a horrific eye gash during their contest despite prevailing along the distance.

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And Wallin’s promoter Dmitriy Salita has now called for the WBC to reschedule the clash before Whyte is permitted to take on Fury.

“It’s very disappointing,” Salita told Sky Sports. “If it is an injury, then he should heal, and they should reschedule this event. That would be the fair thing to do.

“It would not be fair to the sport of boxing for Dillian Whyte to have an injury, whatever it is, and as a result of that, to be able to be mandated to fight Fury.

“Otto is ready to go to the UK today. He had a complete training camp and this fight guarantees a lot of attention and it was truly the right eliminator for the fight with Fury.

“The fight has to be rescheduled for a later date and the winner of that fight should fight Tyson Fury. Anything else would be unfair to the sport of boxing, and unfair to Otto Wallin. We’re definitely going to petition the WBC to make a decision.”

Fury himself has placed jeopardy on a showdown with Whyte hinting at potential retirement from the sport.

But Whyte has demanded the WBC keep their promise in offering him a world-title shot after a wait dating back to 2017.

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