October 30 is the date of the next big Matchroom Boxing event, the ones whose main fight is announced by Dillian Whyte and Otto Wallin. Such plans existed until today, when the news of Whyte's injury, which he experienced during the preparations in Portugal, and how he was forced to cancel the match, appeared.
The media reports that it is a shoulder injury. This automatically throws into trouble the promotion, which took the O2 Arena in London for the event, and now the question of the cost-effectiveness of the move is automatically raised after they were left without the biggest star or the name around which the whole program revolves.
The Matchroom has not yet commented on this sequence of events, so we cannot know the fate of the event. The option is to find Wallin's opponent, but also to stay with the current plan regardless. The option of keeping the rest of the program and moving to a smaller hall, which could be filled at the expense of the remaining fights, is not ruled out either.
As a co-title fight of the show, there is a rehearsal for the WBC, IBF, and Ring titles of the women’s super lightweight category, between Chantelle Cameron and Mary McGee. The next match on the schedule, in the opposite order, is Alen Babić's match against Eric Molin, and Craig Richards' clash against Marek Matyja is certainly strong.
In addition to the above, four other smaller matches have been announced for the event, all with a broadcast on the DAZN service. Precisely because of DAZN's program, it is assumed that the show, regardless of Whyte's match, should take place, it is only a question of what circumstances.
As we do not know the nature of Whyte's injury, nor its severity, we cannot know whether the match may be postponed to another date. Should Whyte's injury take him out of action for several weeks, there is a possibility that he will give up the match completely and that Whyte will start preparing for the match against Tyson Fury.
Namely, unofficial information has emerged that the WBC will definitely order the match to be held, despite Fury's statement that he is not interested in it. If the WBC did that and Fury didn’t agree to fight, his belt would be taken away and Whyte would fight the next fighter from the challenger ladder.
We will see in the end the outcome of this situation. The Matchroom has not yet commented on this sequence of events, so we cannot know the fate of the event. The option is to find Wallin's opponent, but also to stay with the current plan regardless.