Tyson Fury 'will fight Deontay Wilder next' says WBC as board reveals why Dillian Whyte is not mandatory for world title

Despite the fact the Gypsy King is not even two fights into his 'big comeback', he has already claimed talks are underway for a crack at Wilder's WBC belt.

And it might not be as unlikely to happen as many boxing critics believe

Speaking to Sky Sports, WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman said: "It seems that Wilder will fight Tyson Fury next.

"We are waiting for an official sanction request from the promoter."

While talks between a Wilder versus Anthony Joshua unification scrap appear to have completely hit the buffers, Fury has swept on in.

It was only on June 9 that Fury won his comeback fight after almost three years out of the sport.

He secured a stoppage win after his massively outclassed opponent Sefer Seferi pulled himself out after four rounds.

On August 18 at Windsor Park in Northern Ireland Fury will take on 33-year-old Italian Pianeta.

Despite the acceptance that Wilder will probably fight Fury next, Sulaiman is still keen to see that fight happen between AJ and Wilder.

He added: "The WBC has done everything possible to see this great fight happen.

"I will be thrilled to see it happen, which is a must as that is what the fans of the world want."

Dillian Whyte, who secured a points win against former WBA champ Joseph Parker last time out, has consistently angled for a world title shot against Wilder.

However Sulaiman went on to explain why the 'Bodysnatcher' isn’t the mandatory challenger to Wilder’s WBC crown.

Sulaiman said: "The mandatory challenger is Dominic Breazeale. Last year he was contracted to fight a final elimination bout versus Bermane Stiverne.

"When Luis Ortiz could not fight Deontay Wilder, Bermane Stiverne got the fight and Breazeale was left with a contract. The replacement for Breazeale was Eric Molina.

"The condition was that if Breazeale won he would become mandatory as per the contract he had.

"Dillian Whyte is the WBC silver champion, but is not mandatory.

"The WBC offered him to fight a final elimination bout to enforce a second mandatory on the division against Luis Ortiz, but Whyte did not wish to fight such."

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