The President of the World Boxing Council (WBC) Mauricio Suleiman, before the fight between Alexander Povetkin and Dillian White, assured that if he won, the Russian would get not only the belt of the interim champion of the organization, but also the status of a mandatory contender for the title belonging to Tyson Fury. However, now the head of the WBC has changed his rhetoric. According to him, the British champion currently does not have a mandatory challenger.
“Now there is no mandatory challenger in the heavyweight division. We have an interim champion – Alexander Povetkin. In this status, he is a fighter who has rights and responsibilities.
We constantly informed and confirmed that Dillian White was the mandatory challenger, but he lost to Povetkin by knockout. Consequently, he lost the compulsory applicant status that belonged to him. This is what the situation looks like at the moment “, – said Mauricio Suleiman in an interview with Boxing Social YouTube channel.