TYSON FURY'S promoter Bob Arum does not believe Dillian Whyte will beat Otto Wallin to set up a fight with the WBC heavyweight champion.
Providing Fury beats Wilder this weekend and Whyte, 33, comes through Swede Wallin on October 30, the two Brits will be ordered to face one another for the WBC title.
The only way Fury would be able to evade Whyte in that scenario is if he could make an undisputed clash with Oleksandr Usyk.
However, Usyk is contracted to a rematch with Anthony Joshua, meaning a clash with Fury is almost certainly off the table.
This leaves Fury and Whyte on a collision course providing they can both come through their respective opponents.
But Arum believes Whyte will lose to Wallin and suffer the same fate as last year when he was the WBC mandatory challenger, only to go on and lose to Alexander Povetkin.
Speaking to iFL TV, Arum said: "Last time he [Whyte] was mandatory, he fought Povetkin and got knocked on his ass.
"I look for Wallin to clearly beat Whyte, so I'm not even taking it into consideration."
Whyte has lost two fights in his professional career, to Povetkin in 2020 and Anthony Joshua in 2015.
The Body Snatcher avenged his loss to Povetkin with a fourth round knockout earlier this year, but is yet to get his own back on AJ.
He has exchanged words with Fury for some time and last month told SunSport he believes the two-time world heavyweight champion to be a 'conman'.
Whyte said: “For God’s sake, don’t get carried away listening to a single thing that conman [Fury] says. His best attribute as a boxer is just getting the public to believe any of his bull****.
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“I am the easiest boxer in the world to make a fight with. You call me or my people, offer us the venue, date and purse and we say yes or no. But Fury and his team talk rubbish.
“They have no interest in ever fighting me, he has been mandated to fight me twice and ducked out of it — the same as he did with the Wladimir Klitschko rematch he swerved.
“No one wants to see this third Wilder fight. British fans can’t fly over there, it’s going to be on at 5am, so he’s using my name to try to mug fans off again into buying into his b*******.
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