Frank Warren: Tyson Fury Targeting February Or March Return, Not Waiting On Dillian Whyte

Tyson Fury doesn’t want to wait around for Dillian Whyte, co-promoter Frank Warren told iFL TV.

Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) is reportedly targeting another defense of his WBC heavyweight title in February or March. It was rumored that Dillian Whyte was going to be Fury’s next mandatory challenger, but that’s been on hold because Whyte is tied with his arbitration case, which is unclear of how long it will go.

“In an ideal world, the fight I’d like to see is a unification between him and Usyk…,” Warren said.

“Anyway, we can’t sit around waiting for him, but in the meantime, Tyson says he wants to get out, and we’re looking at options, and he will fight around that time end of February or early March,” he added.

Whyte’s arbitration is to force a title shot against Fury, but that has thus far delayed his chance.

The fellow British boxer was scheduled to face Otto Wallin on October in a WBC interim heavyweight title fight. But Whyte pulled out due to injury, though some boxing fans were skeptical about it.

Now, looking forward, Fury – who last defended his title versus Deontay Wilder via knockout – may have Joe Joyce as a potential option. The 36-year-old has held the British, Commonwealth, WBC Silver and WBO International heavyweight titles since 2020.

“Tyson Fury will be back in the ring by late February or early March. Due to the legal wranglings involving Dillian Whyte, Tyson does not have a mandatory call to answer and is free to proceed with a defense of his belt, and it’s a fight I’d like to stage in the UK,” Warren added.

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