Tyson Fury will face Dillian Whyte in an upcoming fight; however, he has made one crucial stipulation to the battle that will take place bonusbets.com reports.
Fury recently posted to social media to accept the WBC request for a fight against Whyte; however, the acceptance came with a huge caveat. He will only fight if the coveted Diamond Belt was up for grabs. Fury is not content for the bout to be just about the interim title; he wants all the marbles if the fight is to go ahead. Fury’s ambitions for the WBC heavyweight belt were already stalled last year after his fight with Deontay Wilder ended in a draw. This has irritated the Gypsy King no end. And he made his feelings clear in a recent video “I just want to send a special message to the WBC who have supported me in my comeback and have been very fair with me. I recently saw your quote about fighting for the interim title against Dillian Whyte, and I thank you for your interest. But because I beat Deontay Wilder, though I didn’t get the decision, I still won, and the world knows. I propose that we make me and Dillian Whyte for the WBC diamond belt, not the interim belt. I will take care of Dillian Whyte, and I will knock him out within six rounds. I accept the challenge. Thank you very much. I will fight Dillian Whyte every day of the week and twice on a Sunday. Let’s get it on!”
Without question, Whyte will be looking to upset Fury further, and he will not just lie down and let Fury walk all over him in the bout. Responding to Fury’s comments, Whyte said “Let’s do it then, Tyson Fury. I’d fight you anytime, anywhere, seven days a week and five times on Sunday I look forward to putting you to sleep. Let’s go, baby.” Fans will no doubt be in eager anticipation of the fight which will likely be broadcast as a pay-per-view special. Though so far no details have emerged regarding the venue yet as negotiations are still in progress.
What is also not clear is the timeline as to when the fight will take place, with there being a possibility it wouldn’t happen this year. Fury faces Tom Schwartz later this year on 15th June. The result of which could have a huge bearing on what happens to the Whyte bout. Though Fury is clear favourite to win, it does mean that any discussions surrounding the Whyte fight will be postponed until afterwards.
Promoters for Fury, Eddie Hearn and Bob Arum, who also represent Anthony Joshua, are putting the pressure on for a deal to be inked as soon as possible. With regards to the ongoing discussions, Conlan recently said “There has to be a sit-down between Bob [Arum], DAZN, Fury’s People and Wilder’s people. There is going to be a time where it has to happen. The quality and depth are not there in the heavyweight division; we have three guys who stand alone at the top and then Dillian Whyte etc. below, Joe Joyce below that. There just isn’t much room for these kinds of fights [Fury vs Schwartz] because the big guys are going to have to fight each other. The only way for that to happen is for the likes of Bob Arum and Eddie Hearn to sit down with each other and please their beggars.”