Whyte Accepts Terms For Final Eliminator Against Fury
Eddie Hearn and Dillian Whyte have put the ball in Tyson Fury’s court, as the top heavyweight has accepted terms for a WBC final eliminator.
The idea floated by WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman has proposed the idea of a title eliminator, wtih the winner being next for heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.
With Fury fighting on June 15th against Tom Schwarz at the MGM Grand and Whyte returning to London on July 20th against Oscar Rivas, and with Fury looking to fight two more times in 2019, the door is open for a fight later this year.
“Tyson Fury said he will fight Dillian Whyte for the WBC Diamond championship,” Hearn told IFL TV. “So we’ve told the WBC we accept that, no problem. So we’re [Whyte] fighting Oscar Rivas, and the WBC will order Tyson Fury against Dillian Whyte.
“Tyson Fury will have to confirm after he fights on June 15th, whether he’ll keep his word and accept that fight, so we will see. We’ve said to the WBC, ‘Please order that fight,’ which they’ve confirmed they will do. We’re getting the final resolution down, and we will see if Tyson Fury will fight Dillian Whyte after June 15th.”
“I’m not interested in the Diamond belt. I’m interested in Dillian Whyte vs. Tyson Fury,” Hearn continued. “It’s a great fight. But Dillian Whyte wants to fight Deontay Wilder. If the WBC is saying he has to fight Oscar Rivas and Tyson Fury to get to Wilder, so be it. Right now, he has to beat Oscar Rivas on July 20th, which is a great fight.”
Report: Boxing Scene