Sport 'Whyte next for Wilder-Fury winner'
Peter Fury: Tyson should 'maul' Wilder
Deontay Wilder can 'easily be out-boxed', but Tyson Fury must be more aggressive and 'maul' the American WBC champion, says former trainer Peter Fury. Britain's former world heavyweight champion will attempt to take the WBC belt from Wilder in their Las Vegas rematch on February 22 after they battled to a draw in December 2018.Peter Fury parted company with Tyson following the world title win over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, with the 31-year-old linking up with Ben Davison and then switching to American coach Sugarhill Steward for his second fight against Wilder.
Dillian Whyte will receive his long-awaited world title shot against the winner of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury’s expected trilogy, according to promoter Bob Arum.
Wilder defends his WBC heavyweight title against Fury on Saturday, 14 months after they battled to a draw, and a clause exists for a third fight between them before the end of 2020.
Whyte, who first became the WBC's top ranked contender in November 2017, is due to become mandatory challenger in February 2021 and Fury's promoter has now offered him hope.
"Whyte is a good fighter. He'll get his shot down the road," Arum, who guides Fury's career in the US, told Sky Sports News.
Whyte: Liar? I can embarrass Wilder
Dillian Whyte has laughed off Deontay Wilder's claims that he's 'a liar' - and has official documents to prove that he tried to force a fight with the WBC champion. Wilder has aimed a fresh verbal attack at Whyte, suggesting that the British heavyweight would already have faced him, if he had previously accepted fights against Luis Ortiz or Dominic Breazeale.But Whyte is willing to humiliate the American by displaying confirmation from the WBC that he formally requested a final eliminator with Breazeale, only for the Californian to be pulled out for a mandatory fight against Wilder last May instead.
"Whyte, if he keeps fighting and winning, should be next after the trilogy occurs. That would be appropriate.
"Everybody knows there is a three-fight deal and the loser may pull the plug. But Whyte should be next."
Anthony Joshua is expected to defend the IBF, WBA and WBO belts against Kubrat Pulev in June and will hope to tempt the winner of Wilder and Fury into a high-stakes meeting to crown an undisputed champion.
Whyte, asked why he has never fought for a world title, told Sky Sports News: "Ask [WBC president] Mauricio Sulaiman. Tweet him every day until he gives a realistic answer. So far his answers haven't been acceptable.
"Not only have I been the No 1 contender for so long, I've continued to fight top 10 contenders.
'The winner HAS to fight AJ': Eddie Hearn reveals he will offer the victor of Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder a 50-50 purse split in a bid to finally seal long-awaited Anthony Joshua showdown
Hearn has claimed that both Wilder and Fury have rebuffed offers to face Joshua in the past but believes that they have reached a point now where the fight has to happen.Talks of a fight between Joshua and Wilder for the heavyweight undisputed crown have rumbled on for the best part of two years while Fury has often spoken about his desire to face his compatriot in a heavyweight battle of Britain.
"Loyalty is an understatement! I've won every WBC belt that I've been eligible for."
Whyte's ambitions are expected to be put on the line against Alexander Povetkin in April or May.
"Only Joshua and Klitschko have beaten him, two of the best heavyweights of the past 10 years," Whyte said about his likely next opponent.
"I need to be on point because I don't want to go through all of this, then lose my WBC position.
"Wilder would love nothing more than for me to lose this fight!"
Whyte said about the knockout threat that Wilder poses: "Any big guy can punch if you stand there, with your chin up and get clocked, you're going to go over.
"I can punch, I can box, and I'm not scared of him. I have no fear of him.
"Everyone believes in this hype. I don't see him though as normal people see him. I see him as just a normal guy. The persona he tries to give off, he's not that kind of person."
Fury-Wilder winner to feel AJ 'pressure'
Anthony Joshua will apply 'pressure' on the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury winner to finally secure a fight to decide the world's No 1 heavyweight, says promoter Eddie Hearn. WBC champion Wilder faces Fury in a Las Vegas rematch this weekend, with Joshua hoping to put his WBA 'super' IBF and WBO belts on the line against the victorious fighter.An immediate third fight between Wilder and Fury could further delay an undisputed clash, but Matchroom Boxing boss Hearn expects to resume fresh talks for a fight that would clear up any debate about the division's dominant champion.
Asked about Wilder vs Fury on Saturday, Whyte said: "Fury is in better shape mentally and physically but that doesn't guarantee me a fight. He said he'd fight me, then he said he'd fight Derek Chisora.
"I just want to get hold of one of them and smash them to bits. Take out years of frustrations on them."
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AJ vs Fury in Britain? That's the 'dream!' .
Anthony Joshua's undisputed world heavyweight title fight against Tyson Fury deserves a 'dream' location in Britain, says promoter Eddie Hearn. Matchroom Boxing boss Hearn has revealed he wants Joshua to put his WBA 'super', IBF and WBO belts at stake against newly-crowned WBC champion Tyson Fury this summer, or later in 2020 if Deontay Wilder invokes an immediate rematch after losing the WBC belt in a stoppage loss.
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