Connect with us

Boxing

Fury Accepts Whyte’s Title Challenge After Joshua’s Step Aside Offer Snub

Tyson Fury FINALLY accepts Dillian Whyte title fight after Anthony Joshua turns down £66m offer to step aside

TYSON FURY has told Dillian Whyte that he has finally got his WBC heavyweight world title shot.

The Gypsy King holds the green and gold belt that Whyte is mandatory challenger for.

Tyson Fury is set to face Dillian Whyte
Tyson Fury is set to face Dillian WhyteCredit: PA
The Brit has earned a shot at heavyweight glory
The Brit has earned a shot at heavyweight gloryCredit: PA

But the 6ft 9in undefeated ace wanted Whyte to accept around £5million to step aside and let him fight WBA, IBF and WBO boss Oleksandr Usyk.

The Ukraine sensation is contractually obliged to rematch Anthony Joshua but AJ was considering a similar deal in the region of £15m to let Fury vs Usyk happen – in Saudi Arabia – IF he was guaranteed a shot at the eventual winner and holder of all four belts.

After four delayed purse bids for the Fury vs Whyte clash, the final auction is now scheduled for Mexico City on Friday, Fury suggested the negotiations were over and Whyte had finally got his shot.

Putting on his best cockney accent, the Morecambe giant boomed: “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.”

Fury’s latest outburst came just hours after Usyk’s manager had accused the Brit of being the man at fault for holding up the division.

Egis Klimas seemed to be sick of Fury publicly blaming the three other fighters for delaying this summer’s super-fight schedule.

The mentor to boxing icons like Usyk and Vasiliy Lomachenko 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.

“It looks like you are the one who is holding this wagon up, yelling and talking is cheap.”

Advertisement
Advertisement

#TeamMPWDLFAGP
1Manchester City3829639926+7393
2Liverpool3828829426+6892
3Chelsea38211167633+4374
4Tottenham Hotspur38225116940+2971
5Arsenal38223136148+1369
6Manchester United381610125757+058
7West Ham United38168146051+956
8Leicester City381410146259+352
9Brighton & Hov…381215114244-251
10Wolverhampton Wanderers38156173843-551
11Newcastle United381310154462-1849
12Crystal Palace381115125046+448
13Brentford38137184856-846
14Aston Villa38136195254-245
15Southampton38913164367-2440
16Everton38116214366-2339
17Leeds United38911184279-3738
18Burnley38714173453-1935
19Watford3865273477-4323
20Norwich City3857262384-6122

More in Boxing

Positive SSL