Tyson Fury responds to confirmation that Dillian Whyte will be his next opponent

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Dillian Whyte

Whyte and Fury are now on collision course if they win their next fights (Picture: Getty)

Tyson Fury was unconcerned to learn Dillian Whyte is set to be his next fight should he get past Deontay Wilder on Saturday.

Fury meets Wilder in Las Vegas on Saturday where he hopes to end the American’s efforts to reclaim the WBC heavyweight title once and for all.

Neither Fury or Wilder have fought since that night in February 2020 and with fights thrown into disarray during the Covid pandemic, the WBC have moved to ensure there are no more lengthy gaps in their calendar.

A statement from the governing body on Wednesday confirmed that the winner of Fury vs Wilder will have 30 days to agree a unification bout with new IBF, WBO and WBA champion Oleksandr Usyk.

But with Anthony Joshua’s rematch clause likely to scupper those plans, Whyte will be next in line, providing he beats Otto Wallin and retains his status as WBC ‘interim’ champion on 30 October.

Tyson Fury v Otto Wallin

Whyte takes on Wallin, a former opponent of Fury, later this month (Picture: Getty)

Upon hearing of the announcement, Fury said: ‘That’s something I’ve not been told or am even interested in right now.

‘I’ve got Deontay Wilder to deal with first and then me, my team, we’ll all sit down and make a decision on what’s next.’

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Fury later added: ‘Just for the record, I can beat them all. Every single one of them put together.

‘They can’t beat me, none of them can beat me.’

In September, Fury revealed his four-fight plan to follow Saturday’s showdown with Wilder. It began with a December showdown with Whyte back in the UK, although the Brixton heavyweight’s meeting with Wallin this month would surely delay those plans.   


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