DILLIAN WHYTE could fight Deontay Wilder for the WBC heavyweight belt if Tyson Fury vacates to fight Oleksandr Usyk or Anthony Joshua.
He is currently trying to reach an agreement with Anger to face him in early 2022, though a split has yet to be agreed.
And Gypsy King promoter Bob Arum has revealed Fury could choose to give up his WBC title and instead defend his Ring magazine strap if a deal can’t be reached.
I said talkSPORT: “If we cannot come to an agreement with Dillian Whyte, we will fight for the Ring Magazine belt and the ‘linear’ title and we will choose another opponent.
“We have to get Tyson back in the ring by the end of March…
“Frank [Warren] and I’m determined to go to him with an acceptable opponent and we’d love to do that fight in Cardiff.
“Andy Ruiz Jr is a possibility. The Joseph Parker I saw had a good win over Derek Chisora - that could be a possibility.
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“And we’re looking at a few other names that might be suitable.”
If Fury leaves the belt then Wilder will be lined up to take on mandatory challenger Whyte for the title as he is ranked #1 by the WBC.
Wilder loses title after stopped in the seventh round by Fury in February 2020.
Then he had to face him again in October, this time eliminated in round 11 despite dropping Fury twice.
Usyk currently holds the IBF, WBA and WBO titles, securing the following belts beat Joshua by unanimous decision at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in September.
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AJ is entitled to a contract rematch with Usyk – an option that seemed more likely after Whyte was ordered to fight for the WBC belt.
This is because Fury and Usyk had hoped to create an undisputed clash by paying AJ to step aside.
However, with Whyte now also entering the equation, it is highly unlikely that Fury and Usyk will choose to pay for both Whyte AND Joshua.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/boxing/17097838/whyte-wilder-fury-fight-joshua-usyk/ Dillian Whyte could fight Deontay Wilder for WBC heavyweight title if Tyson Fury vacates to fight Joshua or Usyk