Eddie Hearn stated there was no escape now for Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder because the WBC ordered the winner of their trilogy bout to combat Dillian Whyte.
Whyte has been the WBC’s primary ranked contender since late 2017 and is at present ‘interim’ heavyweight champion.
It has been a protracted look ahead to the ‘Physique Snatcher’ to get his shot on the belt however it can occur early subsequent yr, so long as he defeats Alexander Povetkin on August 22.
The WBC confirmed that both Fury or Wilder should make a compulsory defence towards Whyte following their subsequent combat, which is because of happen in December.
Hearn, who’s Whyte’s promoter, reacted to the information when chatting with talkSPORT.
He stated: “We knew it nevertheless it’s at all times good to get affirmation from the WBC. Each time they affirm it in writing provides us extra clout shifting ahead.
“It’s unbelievable for Dillian Whyte. He nonetheless has to get previous Alexander Povetkin on August 22, but when he does that he should combat the winner of Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder very early subsequent yr.
“In fact, we would like the winner of that to go on to combat Anthony Joshua in the summertime of subsequent yr for the undisputed.
“Massive information for Dillian Whyte and no escape for Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder, as confirmed by the WBC.”
Whyte faces Povetkin at Hearn’s Combat Camp being staged within the backyard of Matchroom HQ.
Assuming he wins, the WBC heavyweight title combat will then be subsequent yr towards both Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder.
Whoever emerges because the champion is then more likely to face Anthony Joshua in a unification bout with AJ at present holding the WBO, WBA and IBF belts.