WBC tells Fury to fight Dillian Whyte next


Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte

The World Boxing Council (WBC) has ordered champion, Tyson Fury to start negotiations with Dillian Whyte for a mandatory WBC heavyweight title fight.

WBC had previously ordered Fury in October to face Whyte who is the interim champion and mandatory challenger if Fury could not agree an undisputed world title fight in 30 days.

However, after his fight with Deontay Wilder, Whyte is now in line to face the gypsy king sometime next year.

Confirmation of Fury vs Whyte has ended any speculation of an undisputed world title fight between the WBC champion and Oleksandr Usyk, who will press ahead with a planned rematch against Anthony Joshua.

Whyte had previously challenged Fury to face him and let them settle their heated rivalry in the ring.

“Fury has been mandated to fight me twice. He asked for the WBC ‘Diamond’ belt to fight me, but ran away when they agreed. He just keeps making excuses,” said Whyte.

“Hopefully now he’s got no choice. What’s he going to do? Throw the belt in the bin and run away from more money than he got to fight [Deontay] Wilder?

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“Obviously he says he’s a fighting man and a man of his word, but we all know he talks a lot of s***, so let’s see.

“He said he was going to fight me after he beat Wilder, then he ran away. Let’s see what he does.”

Whyte had issued a warning to Fury, telling Sky Sports: “Of course I’ll finish him.

“Wilder is overrated. He can punch, but he can’t fight. He’s very athletic and rangy, and he’s got good speed, so when he closes the distance quick and he lands a punch, he’s heavy-handed.

“But he can’t box and he can’t fight. Everything he does is erratic and that’s why Fury was able to take him out.

“He knocked Fury down twice, heavy knockdowns, and Fury came back and won rounds. Wilder is just a freak of nature, he has no technical ability.

“If I put Fury down, I’ll be attacking him, head and body, head and body.”

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