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Warren: If Whyte was with us he’d have got his shot

Whyte has launched a legal case with the WBC, as wait for World title shot continues

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Frank Warren has expressed his sympathy for Dillian Whyte as World title shot eludes him
Frank Warren has expressed his sympathy for Dillian Whyte as World title shot eludes him

Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren admits he has sympathy for Dillian Whyte and insists the Londoner would have received his long-awaited World title shot if he was with Queensberry Promotions.

WBC Interim Heavyweight champion, Whyte is mandatory challenger for Tyson Fury’s WBC belt and is scheduled to fight for the title by February 2021.

However, the 32-year-old has launched a legal case against the WBC in the interim and Warren believes the governing body is not the issue, but rather Whyte’s promoters, Matchroom.

“It’s incredible what’s happened with him really,” Warren said.

“He was ranked number one with the WBO for God knows how long, ranked number one with the WBC and he’s just not got the fights.

“If I were him, I’d be asking the question… ‘Why hasn’t my promoter been able to get me those fights?’

“He’s on about suing the WBC, but they don’t seem to be the problem.

“It’s remarkable, really. I can’t think of another British fighter who’s been left out to dry as much as him. He was in the same stable as the WBO Champion and still couldn’t get a shot.

“You can see why he’s upset. He doesn’t feel he’s been looked after. At this point, Dillian must be wondering if he’s ever going to get a world title shot over there.

“If Dillian was with me, he would have fought for a world title by now.”

Fury is set to face Deontay Wilder in a trilogy bout later this year, whilst financial terms for an undisputed fight with Anthony Joshua were agreed last week, in a proposed two-fight deal in 2021.

And Warren has hailed his stable, which also comprises of unbeaten British and Commonwealth champion Daniel Dubois and backs ’Dynamite,’ who saw a highly-anticipated clash with Joe Joyce postponed, due to the COVID-19 pandemic to receive his own World title opportunity in the next two years.

Warren believes WBC World champion Tyson Fury is the world's best Heavyweight Photo Credit: Instagram / @frank_warren_official
Warren believes WBC World champion Tyson Fury is the world’s best Heavyweight Photo Credit: Instagram / @frank_warren_official

“At Queensberry we couldn’t be happier with our hand” Warren added.

“We’ve got the number one Heavyweight in World Boxing, Tyson Fury, and we’ve got the next big superstar in Daniel Dubois.”

“We’ve got this 22-year-old kid in Daniel Dubois and he’s top ten with the organising bodies, The Ring magazine have today said he’s ‘on the cusp’ of their Top Ten.

Dubois saw a bout with rival Joe Joyce postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic Photo Credit: Ben Meakin
Dubois saw a bout with rival Joe Joyce postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic Photo Credit: Ben Meakin

“He’s the hottest prospect in boxing and he’s knocking on the door of the big boys already.

“I’ve said it before, he’ll have a world title shot within a year or two.”

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