assuming both win their next fights?

  • I understand that money drives the sport and that promoters can pick fights, but I don't get how this can be so blatant and why the WBC would put up with it. Whyte has the silver title, has won eliminators, is the number one ranked fighter (and has been for over a year) - how can Wilder avoid him without having to give up his belt?

    Why would any fighter be interested in the belt if the guy who gets to the top of the tree doesn't get to fight the holder?

    Has there been worse examples of this?