Heavy weight duo Tyson Fury and Dillan Whyte have both opened up about their possible shown down after the World Boxing Council paired them off for the right to fight American WBO Champion Deontay Wilder.
In typical Fury style the 30 year old ex title holder posted his response on Instagram;
“I accept the challenge. I'll fight Dillian Whyte every day of the week.”
To which Whyte replied;
“Let's do it then. I'd fight you anytime, anywhere.”
Fury is down to fight American Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas in 4 weeks time is determined to get back into the ring with Wilder after their last meeting ended in a controversial draw last December (pictured). Despite being knocked down twice during that fight many pundits believed the giant English Man had done more than enough to win the bout.
A rematch was touted from before the pair returned to their dressing room’s however a deal has never been agreed and Wilder will face fellow American Dominic Breazeale in New York this Saturday.
However, the WBC have now stepped in and said should he win at the weekend Wilder’s next opponent will be either the unbeaten Fury or Whyte who’s only defeat was at the hand’s of Anthony Joshua in the form of a seventh round stoppage last December.
Speaking about the decision to force Wilder’s hand Fury said;
“I just want to say a special message to the WBC, who supported me in my comeback and been very fair with me over the years, I recently saw your quote about fighting for the interim title against Dillian Whyte and I'm very thankful for the opportunity.
“But what I suggest is, because I beat Deontay Wilder and we all know what happened, I didn't get the decision, but I still won and the world knows.
“I propose we make me and Dillian Whyte for the WBC ‘diamond' belt and not the interim belt. Make it for the diamond belt not the interim version and you've got a deal. I'll take care of Dillian Whyte and I'll knock him out within six rounds.”
Should Whyte agree to offically fight Fury, his may have to either cancel or postpone his fight against Colombia’s Oscar Rivas which is scheduled for July 20th in London.