Frank Warren blames Eddie Hearn for Dillian Whyte’s world title struggles


Frank Warren admitted Tyson Fury could well face Dillian Whyte next, but questioned why Eddie Hearn had yet to secure a world title fight for his client.

‘The Bodysnatcher’ returns to the ring on October 30 to face Otto Wallin, defending his WBC ‘interim’ belt.

Tyson Fury retained his WBC title in Las Vegas against Wilder

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Tyson Fury retained his WBC title in Las Vegas against Wilder

Whyte had been ranked as the No.1 contender by the organisation for almost three years, but was never granted a world heavyweight title shot.

In 2019, he received a reported £4million offer to face Anthony Joshua at Wembley in a rematch of their classic from 2015, but snubbed the deal from Matchroom Boxing.

Instead, he chose to run through a gauntlet of heavyweight contenders and subsequently lost his ranking when he was unceremoniously stopped by Alexander Povetkin.

During the same period, Fury returned from the brink of extinction to reclaim the world heavyweight title and establish himself as the greatest of this era, much to the chagrin of his critics.

Hearn represents both Joshua and Whyte at Matchroom Boxing

Hearn represents both Joshua and Whyte at Matchroom Boxing

The WBC have confirmed they will order Fury to defend his belt against the winner of October’s heavyweight showdown.

Yet Warren insists there is a rematch clause in place for Whyte should he lose the fight, meaning the stipulation is rather void in Wallin’s case.

And the legendary promoter insists he has no sympathy for Whyte in his plight, although he would be happy to make the fight.

“If he comes through Wallin and the WBC order it, it is something Tyson has to consider,” Warren told White and Jordan.

Wallin was a tougher test for Fury than many expected and the Swede has since beaten Dominic Breazeale

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Wallin was a tougher test for Fury than many expected and the Swede has since beaten Dominic Breazeale

Fury famously needed 47 stitches after his win over Wallin

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Fury famously needed 47 stitches after his win over Wallin

“Does he deserve it? He has sat there for three years, but why didn’t his promoter sort him out for a world title fight?

“He had an opportunity, Tyson came back after three years and, within three years, we got him a world title fight. It is what it is.

“AJ has been there and until Usyk, he had world titles. Why didn’t they get the fight on? I’m not sympathetic with where Dillian Whyte is.

“He hasn’t had a look-in, that’s not down to me.”

Warren added: “I would think that would be ordered. At the end of the day, it is Tyson’s decision.”





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