Tyson Fury contacted by WBC regarding “the status and plans” with Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte fights in the pipeline | News from boxing



Whyte: I unleashed Fury in combat

Whyte: I unleashed Fury in combat

Tyson Fury will be contacted by the WBC to discuss her “status” as a heavyweight champion, leaving the door open to become the title holder of “franchise”.

Fury will meet then Deontay Wilder in a third fight for the WBC title, but is mandated to defend his belt against Dillian Whyte prior to February 2021, and has also agreed financial conditions to face the champion IBF, WBA and WBO Anthony Joshua.

The boss of Top Rank, Bob Arum, who is the promoter of Fury in the United States, has suggested that the fighter could be upgraded to champion “the franchise” in order to avoid its obligation mandatory face to Whyte and dive right into a clash of title undisputed with Joshua.

Fury insists on the fact that it is a punch harder than Joshua

Fury insists on the fact that it is a punch harder than Joshua

The president of the WBC, Mauricio Sulaiman, when asked about Fury, said Sky Sports: “We approach each weight category separately. The WBC is in the process of contacting each champion to assess their current status and their plans.

“The WBC will review each category and will review each case and rule, taking into account variables that have to do with each case. ”

The WBC has improved Vasiliy Lomachenko and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in the champions “franchise”, which means that they are not forced to fight the suitors mandatory.

In the case of Lomachenko, he holds the titles WBA, WBC “franchise” and WBO light weight and will then face the champion IBF Teofimo Lopez. When it was granted the status of ” franchise “, Devin Haney has been promoted from interim champion to the holder of the full title and Luke Campbell has received the order to fight for the belt on an interim basis.

Fury believes that Wilder is still fighting the most dangerous of the heavyweight division

Fury believes that Wilder is still fighting the most dangerous of the heavyweight division

Arum has said previously Sky Sports that Fury should not be forced to confront Whyte by February 2021: “These organisations will be aware that the terms must be pushed into the future because the fighters, and for at least three months, had not the ability to fight. Then after these three months, the fighting will be without spectators.

“We will discuss with the organizations to eliminate the mandates mandatory or postpone them all for at least a year.

“I’m sick and tired of being forced, with my fighters of renown, to conduct fights without meaning against agents who do not want to say anything. ”

The promoter of Whyte, Eddie Hearn, said: “We would much prefer that this is not for a belt of “franchise” , it was for a world title, WBC, and we want that Dillian Whyte gets his shot for the world title.

“AJ and Fury agree to financial terms”

“AJ and Fury agree to financial terms”

“The point of Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua and teams accepting the structure of this agreement – this agreement can happen, the first fight may take place at the end of next summer. It will be 2021, but there is a large period of time where Dillian Whyte should get his shot at the world title, and it is important for us.

“There is nobody who has fought for this right, more than Dillian Whyte to get his chance at a world title. ”

Whyte is currently the reigning interim WBC and mandatory challenger for the full title, therefore, according to the president of the governing body of Sulaiman, will also be contacted regarding its status.

He defends his rank against Alexander Povetkin in a place closed to the public in the United Kingdom during his next fight.


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