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27th Jan 2022

Tyson Fury confirms next fight will be against Dillian Whyte

Daniel Brown

‘Dillian Whyte, train hard because you are going to get annihilated, bum’

Tyson Fury has seemingly confirmed that his next fight will be against Dillian Whyte after the Gypsy King took to social media to announce the news.

Recent reports suggested that Fury – who holds the WBC heavyweight world title belt – wanted Whyte to accept nearly £5million to step aside and let him fight WBA, IBF and WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk in a unification bout.

It was also thought that Anthony Joshua, who is set for a rematch against the Ukrainian, was considering a similar deal in the region of £15m to let Fury vs Usyk happen, but only if he was guaranteed a lucrative shot at the eventual winner and holder of all four belts.

However, AJ quickly dismissed those claims and suggested they were ‘bulls***’.

Since then, Fury has hinted that the negotiations between him and Whyte are now over and that the Body Snatcher will finally get his shot – which comes after four delayed purse bids for the bout, with the final auction scheduled for Mexico City on Friday.

Speaking in a strange blend of cockney and Australian, Fury shouted: “I can’t wait to punch Dillian Whyte’s face right in, mate.

“I am going to give him the best hiding he has ever had in his life.

“Dillian Whyte, train hard because you are going to get annihilated, bum.”

It comes after Usyk’s manager, Egis Klimas, accused the Brit of being at fault for holding up the division, criticising Fury for publicly blaming the three other fighters for delaying this summer’s schedule.

He said: “Before the next time you mention Oleksandr Usyk’s name, check with your team, management, advisers and promoters who agreed with all terms and conditions.