Dillian Whyte pulls out of scheduled fight against Otto Wallin

Whyte has only fought once this year, avenging his defeat to Alexander Povetkin in March via stoppage.

Dillian Whyte's heavyweight contest against Otto Wallin has been called off after the former sustained a shoulder injury, according to reports.

The Brixton boxer - who currently holds the WBC interim title - was set to defend the belt against Wallin on October 30. The winner was set to be in line to take on WBC titlist Tyson Fury next after his trilogy against Deontay Wilder concluded in October.

Fury got off the canvas twice and delivered a vicious 11th-round stoppage in a Las Vegas classic.

The Sun reported on Wednesday that Whyte-Wallin will now be postponed following Whyte's shoulder injury during training camp.

Chantelle Cameron was scheduled for a unification bout while heavyweight Alen Babic and world title challenger Craig Richards were also set to feature on the undercard. It is unknown as to whether the show will still happen.

Whyte last fought in March, avenging a second professional defeat against Alexander Povetkin in Gibraltar. The Briton stopped Povetkin in the fourth round.

Wallin meanwhile, is most known for taking Fury the distance in 2019, almost stopping him in round four with a nasty cut above his eye.

It's the only defeat of his career and his most recent bout was a victory over two-time world title challenger Dominic Breazeale.

"It's very disappointing," Wallin's promoter Dmitriy Salita told Sky Sports.

"If it is an injury, then he should heal, and they should reschedule this event. That would be the fair thing to do.

"It would not be fair to the sport of boxing for Dillian Whyte to have an injury, whatever it is, and as a result of that, to be able to be mandated to fight Fury.

"Otto is ready to go to the UK today. He had a complete training camp and this fight guarantees a lot of attention and it was truly the right eliminator for the fight with Fury.

"The fight has to be rescheduled for a later date and the winner of that fight should fight Tyson Fury. Anything else would be unfair to the sport of boxing, and unfair to Otto Wallin.

"We're definitely going to petition the WBC to make a decision.

"That's what should be decided - the winner of Whyte-Wallin fights Tyson Fury.

"The WBC will pass what I feel is an important decision, which should set things right."

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