Dillian Whyte is undeniably one of the best heavyweights Britain has to offer. Due to boxing politics and mandatory challengers, a world title shot continues to elude him.
Whyte has been named as the frontrunner to face Anthony Joshua if the Wilder fight cannot be made. Naturally, Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua’s camp would rather book the undisputed title clash.
However, Whyte could have a bout lined up that would see him take another step closer to the title picture. Dillian Whyte and Luis Ortiz have verbally, or digitally, agreed to square off on December 22nd.
The two heavyweights have often been named as potential opponents but have never been booked against each other. They have recently been trading shots in the media though and have now agreed to fight on December 22nd.
This news comes per a report by BoxingScene. As Ortiz mentioned in his recent message to Whyte; he was initially booked for a warm-up bout on the Wilder/Fury undercard.
Ortiz has stated that he will instead face Whyte on December 22nd. The date was pencilled in for the Chisora/Whyte rematch.
With that said, Whyte and Chisora can be difficult to negotiate with when together. They have a naturally competitive dynamic. They will not give an inch, even when it comes to the semantics of a bout agreement.
It is hard to decide what would be more exciting, Whyte-Ortiz or Whyte-Chisora 2. This is a great problem for boxing fans to have.