“I can’t believe he hasn’t had a world title shot” – promoter makes Dillian Whyte claim as Brixton fighter left in limbo

Dillian Whyte’s wait for a world title shot has seen him gain sympathy from Frank Warren, who promotes fellow heavyweights Tyson Fury and Daniel Dubois.

Brixton puncher Whyte wants a crack at either Fury or Anthony Joshua. But that doesn’t look like it will happen any time soon. Joshua is due to meet his mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev next before entering into a two-bout agreement to face Fury, who is contracted to a third meeting with Deontay Wilder.

It means that all the major world titles are locked down.

Warren would be happy to match Whyte against his charge Dubois in an all-South London clash. But Whyte has been promoted in recent years by Eddie Hearn.

Warren said: “It’s incredible what’s happened with him [Whyte] really. 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.

“I had Tyson Fury fighting for a world title within six months of signing with him, we kept him nice and active and then got him the Wilder fight.

“Look what’s happened since, Tyson is an absolute global superstar on the verge of the biggest contract in boxing history.”

Warren is convinced that undefeated Dubois, from Greenwich, is the future of the heavyweight division.

Championship Boxing ‘The Fight Before Christmas’ Daniel Dubois vs Kyotaro Fujimoto – WBO International and Vacant WBC Silver Heavyweight Champioship, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Copper Box Arena, 21 December 2019

“We’ve got this 22-year-old kid in Daniel Dubois and he’s top 10 with the organising bodies, The Ring magazine have today said he’s ‘on the cusp’ of their top 10.

“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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