Dillian Whyte’s long-awaited title battle towards Tyson Fury might be secured after the WBC ordered each fighter to start talks over a possible bout.
The WBC named Whyte as Fury’s necessary challenger after The Physique Snatcher defeated Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin again in March by way of TKO out in Gibraltar.
Each event has now been given a 30-day window to agree with a deal.
The battle is more likely to happen in early 2022, with February or March the months that events have mentioned. The potential venues which were named are Cardiff and Manchester, the place Fury grew up.
If the battle is agreed upon, the Gypsy King will go into the showdown after beating Deontay Wilder in an enthralling contest in October on the T-Cellular Environment, Las Vegas; a battle wherein Fury retained his title with an Eleventh-round stoppage from referee Russell Mora.
Fury’s camp got 30 days to arrange a conflict for the undisputed title with Oleksandr Usyk. The Ukrainian beat Anthony Joshua at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to take the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO belts in September. Nonetheless, Joshua triggered a rematch clause towards Usyk, resulting in the World Boxing Council ordering Fury vs Whyte to happen.
Talking to Sky Sports activities in November, Whyte had challenged Fury. The 33-year-old claimed: “Fury has been mandated to battle me twice.
“He requested for the WBC ‘Diamond’ belt to battle me, however ran away once they agreed. He simply retains making excuses.
“Hopefully now he’s obtained no alternative. What’s he going to do? Throw the belt within the bin and run away from more cash than he obtained to battle Wilder?”
Whyte then went on to difficulty a warning to Fury, telling Sky Sports activities: “In fact, I’ll end him.”