Otto Wallin breaks silence on abandoned Dillian Whyte fight as promoter confirms plans to launch WBC petition
OTTO WALLIN and his team will push the WBC to reschedule the Dillian Whyte fight with the hope of getting a rematch against WBC champ Tyson Fury.
The Swedish boxer has been left devastated after Whyte picked up an injury in training and the WBC interim title fight on October 30 was called off.
That means Whyte is still the mandatory challenger for Fury's iconic green belt that he successfully defended with an 11th-round KO of Deontay Wilder in their trilogy.
But Wallin's promoter Dmitriy Salita wants the fight rescheduled as soon as possible – and will take his case to the WBC if necessary.
Wallin, 30, gave Fury some hairy moments when they fought in 2019. A huge cut opened up on Fury's forehead that required 47 stitches.
But the Gypsy King managed to secure an unanimous points victory in a messy scrap.
Speaking about the Whyte fight cancellation, Salita told Sky Sports: It's very disappointing
"If it is an injury, then he should heal, and they should reschedule this event. That would be the fair thing to do.
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"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.
"That's what should be decided – the winner of Whyte-Wallin fights Tyson Fury.
"The WBC will pass what I feel is an important decision, which should set things right."
SunSports understands Whytehas suffered a shoulder injury in training and is unable to compete.
DAZN and Matchroom are pushing ahead with the rest of the card, with Alen Babic and Eric Molina the new main attraction.
SunSport understands Babic, 30, offered to step in and fight Wallin but the Swede's camp refused.
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