Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (27-0-1) had a quick change of mind regarding his potential bout with his fellow countryman Dillian Whyte (25-1).
Initially “The Gypsy King” agreed to face Whyte when the WBC ordered the fight between the two as long as the fight it’s not for the interim WBC belt, but for the Diamond title. “The Body Snatcher” and his manager Eddie Hearn were both on the ship for such a massive clash, but now Tyson is back peddling.
When asked about the fight, the 30-years-old Brit had this to say:
“I don’t think it’s gonna happen to be honest. Dillian Whyte for a mandatory slot? I’m not interested. I’m the ‘lineal’ heavyweight champion of the world.
“As far as I’m concerned, Dillian Whyte’s a bum and I’ll give him a knockout beating if he wants one. But, you know, it is what it is. I’ve got to get past Tom Schwarz first and, as for people telling me what to do, it doesn’t go down very well.”
Fury will be facing Germany’s Tom Schwarz on June 15 in Las Vegas.