Frank Warren Reveals Why Tyson Fury Won’t Face Dillian Whyte Next

Published 12/24/2021, 12:46 AM EST
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND – AUGUST 18: Tyson Fury celebrates after defeating Francesco Pianeta following their heavyweight contest at Windsor Park on August 18, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)


Undefeated WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury looks favorable to return in March and promoter Frank Warren is already making plans for that. Following a career-defining win over Deontay Wilder, ‘The Gypsy King’ is yet to receive his next opponent. While Dillian Whyte could have been the most viable one, the All-English clash may not happen anytime soon.

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Whyte is currently the WBC interim champion and Fury holds the world title. It matches them for a potential fight. But several factors can hamper the fight from taking place, especially the WBC arbitration. Warren recently sat with IFL TV and revealed what we can expect from Tyson Fury next. He clarified Dillian Whyte has very little chance of making it against Fury next in March.

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Warren told, “I am pretty confident that one of those shows will feature him [Tyson Fury]. He won’t be defending his WBC title. There’s a problem there. Not they are making or he [Fury] is making I should.”

“WBC and Dillian Whyte are in arbitration. That hearing is not set to be heard until March. We can’t negotiate. It’s all very well you know, how can you negotiate when the WBC hasn’t said what the splits are. So in his [Whyte’s] mind, he is getting 45%. In our mind, it’s 20%”

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Tyson Fury, however, hasn’t clarified anything. After his successful WBC title defense in October, he may not defend the strap next in his immediate clash. That said, the lineal and Ring titles will still bring a lot of opponents for his return.

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Is Tyson Fury running out of big names to fight?

Having dominated most of the heavyweight division, Fury is clearly lacking quality competition. No one appears to have enough resume to intimidate ‘The Gypsy King’. With Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder also out of his radar, Fury shall have to opt for below-average opponents. Although Dillian Whyte could have been the right name, the outer-ring turmoils have now put the fight on the sidelines.

Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Tyson Fury celebrates with the belts after winning the fight against Deontay Wilder REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Well, Tyson Fury is arguably the biggest superstar in the division. He also holds a world title and can clearly make decisions at will. Thus, he can relish his ongoing lay-off and see how the division plays out. While Frank Warren is already planning to put him in action by March, ‘The Gypsy King’ won’t remain out for long.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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