Fury wants Dillian Whyte next in December after Wilder
By Charles Brun: Tyson Fury has revealed his wish list for his next three fights after he faces Deontay Wilder on October 9th. First of all, Fury must successfully defend his WBC heavyweight title against a genuine threat in the form of the rejuvenated Wilder, who will be out for blood next month wanting to take his head off.
Fury’s big four-fight plans:
- Deontay Wilder – October 9th
- Dillian Whyte – December 2021
- Anthony Joshua – March 2022
- Anthony Joshua – September 2022
Assuming Fury beats Wilder in October, he wants to return two months later to face his WBC mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte this December in a stadium fight in the UK.
“I’ll shut that bum right up. That’ll be an easy one,” said Fury to BT Sport Boxing about him wanting to fight Dillian Whyte in December. “That’s definitely going to happen. I’m going to splatter him.”
“We’re going deliver a UK fight, it’s been a long time since I boxed here,” Fury continued. “Who better than this guy who keeps calling for it? Let’s hope he doesn’t start asking for stupid money. If he asks for stupid money, he don’t want the fight,” said Fury about Whyte.
It’s probably not a good idea for Fury to be looking past Wilder fight now because the last thing he needs is to stumble into the ring distracted, dreaming about the gold he’ll get in a stadium fight with Whyte in the UK and wind up getting knocked cold against by the Bronze Bomber.
This time, there won’t be a referee crazy enough to give a count to Fury while he’s unconscious.
That was pure luck on Fury’s part that he got Jack Reiss as his referee for his first fight with Deontay in 2018 because that fight would have been stopped on the spot had a different referee been working.
If Fury defeats Wilder and Whyte in 2021, he wants to fight IBF/WBA/WBC champion Anthony Joshua in March of 2022 in Saudi Arabia.
From there, Fury expects a rematch to happen with Joshua in September of next year at Wembley Stadium in London, England. Obviously, Fury will get a rematch with Joshua in 2022, even if he loses their first fight.
The rematch is a given because there will be so much money that can be brought in from that fight.
Heck, it doesn’t matter if Joshua knocks Fury out in the first round with the first punch he throws in March, there will still be a rematch, and a lot of boxing fans will gladly purchase the fight on PPV, wanting to see if Joshua can repeat what he did or if Fury can avenge the loss.
The Fury vs. Whyte match won’t register on the richer scale for U.S boxing fans, but the Brits will eat it up. Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs) has been bellyaching about wanting a title shot for the last three years, and he’d finally be getting his wish.
Realistically, the chances of getting the 32-year-old Fury off the sofa back into the ring to fight Whyte a mere two months after facing Wilder on October 9th isn’t believable.
It’s been like pulling teeth to get Fury off his backside after 19 months since his last fight in February of last year.
It’s no secret that Fury has been resisting the idea of giving Wilder his contractual obligated rematch ever since he dethroned him last year in February 2020. Fury was a voluntary challenger, and Wilder the WBC champion. Normally in a situation like that, it’s cut and dried.
The new champion doesn’t resist giving the rematch to the ex-champion, but Fury has wanted no part of fighting Wilder again. You can understand why when you take a look at what happened to Fury in the 12th round of his first fight with Wilder.
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