Tyson Fury’s trainer Ben Davison has ruled out a possible WBC eliminator fight against Fury’s fellow countryman Dillian Whyte (25-1). The World Boxing Council ordered a fight between the two Brits as the winner could face the WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (41-0-1).
Initially “The Gypsy King” accepted the fight and Whyte also got on the ship, but in a “shocking” turn of events, now the fight is unlikely to happen. Both heavyweights have scheduled fights in the upcoming months and if they emerge as winners, then there will be other names on the horizon for Fury.
Here’s what Ben Davison had to say on the situation.
“Dillian Whyte stylistically is not the toughest fight for Tyson, but with that being said, Tyson’s not going to fight a final eliminator – that’s ridiculous,” he told the Metro.
“He’s the lineal heavyweight champion of the world and everyone knows he beat Deontay Wilder, the WBC champion of the world. ‘Why would he have to fight a final eliminator? That’s the bad bit of it.
“But, Tyson is chasing fights with Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua and if those fights can’t be made, don’t get it twisted, we’d gladly make that match-up with Dillian Whyte.”