Dillian Whyte Gives An Ultimatum To Team Fury

Now that he is closer to getting what he wants, Dillian Whyte is ready to add fuel to the fire against Team Fury.

The interim WBC Heavyweight Champion in Whyte (27-1) spoke to Sky Sports about his potential future clash with Tyson Fury (30-0-1), the lineal and WBC Heavyweight Champion. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, who is on Fury’s side, has dismissed Whyte, according to the mandatory challenger. He even thought of ways to work past a Whyte-Fury fight, like promoting Fury to “franchise” champion. Whyte is not impressed with Arum or what he has been bringing to the table.

“Bob Arum needs to shut up, that’s what he needs to do, he needs to shut up,” Whyte stated. “Listen, the guy is a Hall of Famer, he’s a nice guy and all of this, but he’s just talking rubbish.

“He needs to chill. He needs to learn some respect for himself and have some respect for me as well, and realize that I’ve earnt my position, I’ve worked hard.”

Whyte has been interim WBC Heavyweight Champion since 2019 and is ranked number one by the WBC. He was supposed to face Alexander Povetkin on May 2 in Manchester but the bout was nixed recently as a result of the coronavirus. The bout will now take place in the finale of “Matchroom Fight Camp” in August. If he wins, Whyte is closer to his goal. On an eleven-fight win streak, Whyte has not fought since December when he beat Mariusz Wach via unanimous decision.

One of the top reasons to promote Fury would be to secure his spot for future unification fights. Fury is scheduled to face Deontay Wilder in a trilogy bout sometime in November or December. If he was to win, his agreement (in principle) fight with Anthony Joshua would take place in 2021. Whyte, however, who has taken action against the WBC, has been notified that he must get a title shot after Wilder v. Fury III, according to the WBC.

Now, Whyte believes Fury has no choice but to face him. He gave him a simple ultimatum:

“His team are talking about a franchise champion and all of that, but we’ve intervened and stopped that,” Whyte went on to say. “It’s all good. The WBC have come out and said there’s no chance we’ll be making him Franchise champion, so that’s a step in the right direction. He will have to fight me or vacate the belt.”

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