Tyson Fury May Fight Andy Ruiz Or Joseph Parker Next Instead Of Dillian Whyte
Top Rank boss Bob Arum is not going to wait around for interim heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte to agree to terms for a super fight against Tyson Fury.
“If we can’t come to a deal with Dillian Whyte, we’ll do a fight for the Ring Magazine belt and the ‘lineal’ title, and we’ll pick another opponent,” Arum said in a statement.
“We’ve got to get Tyson back in the ring by the end of March.”
This means that Arum and Fury are open to vacating the WBC heavyweight crown. Fury has already beaten almost every juggernaut of the heavyweight division.
With two mammoth wins over former champ Deontay Wilder, fighting once again with his belt on the line may not excite him as much as it had a few years ago.
Arum seemed impressed with Joseph Parker’s recent win via unanimous decision over Derek Chisora and seemed excited to see Parker share the ring with Fury. He also had a vision for the man who handed Anthony Joshua his pro career’s first loss.
“Frank [Warren] and I are determined to come to him with an opponent that’s acceptable, and we’d love to do that fight in Cardiff. Andy Ruiz Jr is a possibility. Joseph Parker, I see had a good victory over Derek Chisora – that could be a possibility. And we’re looking at a couple of other names that might be appropriate,” Arum continued.