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Tyson Fury takes Dillan Whyte’s place as Deontay Wilder’s mandatory for 2020

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Dillian Whyte has missed out on his mandatory position for Deontay Wilder in 2020.

Whyte has been replaced by Tyson Fury, the WBC president has revealed.

Brixton’s ‘Body Snatcher’ beat Oscar Rivas to become WBC ‘interim’ champion and mandatory challenger for the heavyweight world title on July 20.

Sulaiman explained to Boxing Social: “Dillian Whyte is in a process from an adverse finding from UKAD. It is highly confidential and highly legal. We have met with Dillian Whyte, his representatives, we are doing an ongoing investigation, so the fight of Fury against Wilder in February [2020] will be mandatory of that year.

“We have set the next mandatory for February 2021. If Dillian Whyte is cleared of everything and of the process, he’s confirmed as ‘interim’ champion and mandatory challenger. He [would get] that secured February 2021 championship fight against the champion, whoever it is…

“Dillian is not available at this moment. He’s not suspended [from fighting], but there’s an enquiry, something that is being investigated. His right that he earned as mandatory and ‘interim’ champion right now is suspended until everything is cleared.”

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