Dillian Whyte says that the WBC must give Tyson Fury ‘no choice’ but to fight him next as mandatory challenger insists he is ready to ‘risk it all’ against Otto Wallin to get his title shot
- Dillian Whyte has demanded that the WBC make Tyson Fury fight him next
- The Gypsy King retained his world title after beating Deontay Wilder in Vegas
- Whyte is the WBC’s mandatory challenger to contest Fury for his world title
- And the Londoner said that the organisation must now give Fury ‘no choice’
Dillian Whyte has demanded that the WBC give Tyson Fury ‘no choice’ and force the heavyweight champion to face him next following his victory over Deontay Wilder.
The Gypsy King, 33, conclusively ended his rivalry with the Bronze Bomber on Saturday night after securing a devastating knockout victory during a thrilling contest in Las Vegas.
Fury has maintained that he will take a break before deciding where to go next, with Whyte the WBC’s mandatory challenger for his title, while a unification fight against the winner of Oleksandr Usyk’s rematch with Anthony Joshua could be on the horizon.
Dillian Whyte has demanded that the WBC force champion Tyson Fury to fight him next
However. Whyte – who has waited over 600 days for his title shot – maintains that he must fight Fury next and that the WBC must compel the Gypsy King to face him.
‘Fury has the belt. Wilder had the chance to fight me for three years but didn’t,’ Whyte told Sky Sports News.
‘Hopefully now the WBC forces my position and Fury has no choice. It’s a massive British fight, a major fight for Britain. [However] Fury is an unpredictable man who might say: ‘I am done!’
The Gypsy King retained his WBC heavyweight championship after beating Deontay Wilder
Whyte is mandatory challenger for the WBC belt and says Fury needs to be given ‘no choice’
Whyte has to keep his eye on the ball if he wishes to face Fury next year, with the Londoner set to face Otto Wallin this month. The Body Snatcher’s lapse against Alexander Povetkin cost him a title shot and he must be on his A-game to get past the tricky southpaw.
The 33-year-old admitted he is thinking about fighting Fury and is willing to ‘risk it all’ to get his chance to fight for the heavyweight title.
‘I would be lying if I said I wasn’t looking at them,’ Whyte added. ‘I am definitely looking at fighting Fury.
The Londoner faces Otto Wallin at the end of the month and is aware of the threat he poses
‘Wallin is a dangerous operator – he pushed Fury all the way. I am looking to fight Fury next if everything goes according to plan. I’m always up against it, I’m always in hard fights. I’m used to it.
‘I could pull out of the Wallin fight just to fight Fury but that isn’t my mindset. I can’t wait around for what Fury is doing. My mindset is that I’ve got nothing to lose. I’m not scared to take risks. They see danger in fighting me. I will risk it all, if need be.’
Meanwhile, Whyte blasted Wilder’s team for opting not to throw in the towel on Saturday night after the Bronze Bomber took serious damage in the latter stages of the fight.
However the 33-year-old is willing to ‘risk it all’ to get his title shot against the Gypsy King
Wilder sacked former trainer Mark Breland for throwing in the towel in their second fight and new coach Malik Scott left it for the referee to decide when to call off the contest.
‘Last time Mark Breland stopped him which saved his career. His corner were ‘yes-men’ which allowed him to take too much punishment. It can be detrimental to a fighter’s confidence.
‘He was struggling from round three onwards. He could never want to fight again.’
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