Dillian Whyte postpones Mariusz Wach bout due to injury
By Nick Lustig
Last Updated: 16/05/17 11:46am
Dillian Whyte has been forced to pull out of his heavyweight clash with Mariusz Wach after suffering a foot injury in training.
The 29-year-old (20-1 KO15) was scheduled to face Wach (33-2 KO17) at The O2 on June 3, in what would have been his first fight since his thrilling split-decision victory over Dereck Chisora in December.
Whyte had been hoping to underline his credentials for a world title shot with a win over the Polish veteran, but is now facing a spell on the sidelines.
"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," promoter Eddie Hearn said.
"We expect to see him return in July before challenging for the world heavyweight title towards the end of the year."
Whyte vacated the British heavyweight title that he won with victory over Chisora in January to continue his pursuit of a world title fight before the end of 2017.
He is currently ranked fourth by the WBC and may well have put himself in contention to face WBC champion Deontay Wilder with a win at The O2.