Dillian Whyte has volunteered to replace Tyson Fury and fight Deontay Wilder on July 24.
The ‘Gypsy King’ is currently dealing with a COVID outbreak in his camp and even tested positive himself.
As a result, his fight with Wilder is set to be postponed with a new date in October the new target.
It appears most likely that the pair will wait until then to finally end their trilogy.
But Wilder is not happy about this delay and he’s now been offered a solution.
Whyte’s promoter Eddie Hearn tweeted: “Spoke to Dillian Whyte – he is due to fight end of August but ready to jump in July 24 vs Wilder.”
Whyte previously won the position as Wilder’s mandatory back in July 2019 by beating Oscar Rivas.
He then was knocked out by Alexander Povetkin and, in the instant the Russian’s uppercut landed, his mandatory status seemingly evaporated into the thin air of Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom HQ back garden.
Despite avenging the defeat and reclaiming the WBC ‘interim’ belt in their rematch, Whyte is still no longer mandatory, according to the WBC.
Sulaiman explained to Boxing Social last week: “At this moment there is no mandatory contender in the division.
“We have this fight that is happening on July 24 and afterwards we will be addressing this matter.”
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