Fury To Interim Champion Whyte: ‘Happy Hunting’
A man who has waited a long time for a title opportunity, Dillian Whyte continues to look for answers. Whatever was left of his patience has officially been diminished. Having the champion teasing you on social media doesn’t seem to help.
Whyte (27-1), the interim WBC Heavyweight Champion, won the title in July 2019. He has been adamant he is tired of waiting for the WBC to come up with an agreement for him to get a title shot. The WBC has since stated that Whyte will get his shot by the February 2021 deadline. “The Body Snatcher” isn’t so convinced, and has called out current WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury (30-0-1) for taking his opportunity from him.
“Come on @Tyson_Fury you stole my mandatory @WBCBoxing fight me are you a King or a coward like @BronzeBomber let’s fight @EddieHearn I’m ready.”
Come on @Tyson_Fury you stole my mandatory @WBCBoxing fight me are you a King or a coward like @BronzeBomber let’s fight @EddieHearn I’m ready @vow_nutrition
Let’s go #BodySnatcher pic.twitter.com/g1grWMUu29
— Dillian Whyte (@DillianWhyte) May 22, 2020
Former WBC Champion Deontay Wilder lost to Fury back in February for the title. Since Whyte won the interim title, Wilder (42-1-1) fought Luis Ortiz for a second time before the Fury rematch. Even before then, Whyte was considered the mandatory challenger when he was ranked number one in the WBC rankings in 2017. Whyte has called Wilder out for being a coward who ran from him.
Not one to be kept quiet, Fury recently responded to Whyte via Instagram. It seems that Fury is telling him to wait like everyone else.
“Funny how everyone wants to fight during COVID-19 when there’s no sports events happening,” Fury stated, via talkSPORT. “Also, I have a contracted fight with Deontay Wilder first, then when I win that I’ll have the fight with Joshua.
“Undisputed comes before mandatory, happy hunting.”
Fury is talking about the undisputed heavyweight title opportunity he can have against Anthony Joshua. While there is a chance he could go straight for Joshua, Fury has stated he wants Wilder first, to finish him off one last time.
As he waits, Whyte is scheduled to face off against Alexander Povetkin. Originally scheduled for May 2, the clash for the interim title will take place sometime in the summer.