By Rich Cheney: #4 WBC heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte (20-1, 15 KOs) will need to reschedule his June3 fight with the 6’7 ½” Mariusz Wach due to a foot injury he suffered in training for their London fight. Whyte and Wach were to have faced each other in the main event on June 3 at the O2 Arena in London, England.
The fight was to be televised on Sky Sports. The date for the rescheduling of the Whyte vs. Wach fight is still yet to be determined.
This was to have been Whyte’s first fight since his controversial 12 round split decision win over Dereck Chisora last December. Whyte’s promoter Eddie Hearn was hoping to get the Whyte-Wach fight as a WBC title eliminator match so that he could put his fighter Whyte in as the mandatory challenger for WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. Wach is currently rated #7 by the World Boxing council.
“Dillian is on the verge of a World title shot and we can’t afford to enter a fight at this stage not being 100 per cent,” said Whyte’s promoter Eddie Hearn. “We expect to see him return in July before challenging for the World Heavyweight title towards the end of the year.”
This would have been a tough fight for Whyte, because Wach is tall and he’s got excellent punching power. Whyte still likely would have won, but it would have been a hard fight. Coming off the war that Whyte just had with Chisora, we don’t know if he’s ready for another hard fight.