The former IBF, WBO, and WBA “Super” world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (27-0-1) has accepted the WBC order to face Dillian Whyte (25-1-0) for the interim heavyweight belt of World Boxing Council.
“The Gypsy King” posted a video on Instagram saying that he has no problem facing his fellow countryman, but the Brit insisted that the bout should be for the Diamond WBC belt.
"Make it for the WBC Diamond belt and you have a deal."
— Boxing on BT Sport 🥊 (@BTSportBoxing) May 14, 2019
The 30-years-old Fury believes he won his last fight with the WBC king Deontay Wilder and because of that, there is no need for him to fight for the interim title.
“I just want to send a special message to the WBC who have supported me in my comeback and have been very fair with me,” Fury said.
“I recently saw your quote about fighting for the interim title against Dillian Whyte, and I thank you for your interest.
“But because I beat Deontay Wilder, though I didn’t get the decision I still won and the world knows. I propose that we make me and Dillian Whyte for the WBC diamond belt, not the interim belt. I will take care of Dillian Whyte and I will knock him out within six rounds.
“I accept the challenge. Thank you very much. I will fight Dillian Whyte every day of the week and twice on a Sunday.
“Let’s get it on!”
Soon after that, “The Bodysnatcher” replied with the following statement:
— Dillian Whyte (@DillianWhyte) May 14, 2019
Both Brits have scheduled fights to take care first – Fury is facing Tom Schwarz next month, while Whyte will be squaring up with Oscar Rivas in July.