Fury wants to fight Whyte for WBC Diamond belt, not interim
Last week WBC supremo Mauricio Sulaiman suggested that he wanted to make an interim title fight between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte.
Whyte was quoted as saying he didn’t think Fury would accept. Well, Fury has responded. He doesn’t want an interim title fight, he wants the fight to be for the WBC Diamond belt.
Both Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs) and Whyte have fights scheduled for the next couple of months. Fury takes on German Tom Schwarz (24-0, 16 KOs) in the first fight of a big TV deal with Top Rank and ESPN on June 15th in Las Vegas.
Whyte (25-1, 18 KOs) will face Oscar Rivas (26-0, 18 KOs) in London in July, a fight he had wanted to be confirmed as mandatory for the WBC title.
Fury took to Instagram to set his only condition on accepting the Whyte fight.
“I propose that we make me and Dillian Whyte for the WBC Diamond belt and not the interim belt,” Fury said in a video message. “I’ll take care of Dillian Whyte and knock him out within six rounds. I accept the challenge, thank you very much.”
“I’d fight Dillian Whyte every day of the week and twice on a Sunday. Make it for the Diamond belt, not the interim version and you’ve got a deal. Let’s get it on!”
Whyte was quick to reply on the post by saying, “Let’s do it then, Tyson Fury. I’d fight you anytime, anywhere, seven days a week and five times on a Sunday. I look forward to putting you to sleep. Let’s go baby!”
Both fighters need to get past their immediate opponents before any such fight can take place.