Dillian Whyte became the mandatory challenger for Fury’s WBC title after his win against Deontay Wilder and Hearn has revealed where he wants the fight to take place
Eddie Hearn would like to see a fight between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte happen in the UK given Fury’s last five fights have all taken place in the US.
Fury silenced Deontay Wilder this past weekend when he knocked out the American in their third and surely final fight.
His win meant Dillian Whyte will likely get his chance to challenge for Fury’s WBC title if the Brit can get past Otto Wallin later this month.
Hearn confirmed Matchroom Boxing officially activated the rematch clause for Anthony Joshua’s second fight with Oleksandr Usyk this past weekend.
And he spoke to iFL TV about Joshua’s rematch with Usyk – which will likely take place next spring – and Fury’s future fight against Whyte.
He said: “The situation’s pretty clear really. We all knew we was doing a rematch anyway but on Saturday we officially exercised that in writing. K2 came back and said great, let’s get on and start planning for the rematch.
“Dillian Whyte is the mandatory for Tyson Fury and that will be called in 30 days time. Obviously Dillian has got a massive fight coming up at the O2 against Otto Wallin but he’s the mandatory challenger for Tyson Fury.
“It’s a brilliant fight. Brilliant fight. I’d love to see Tyson fight back in the UK, I think he hasn’t boxed in UK for three or four years. But it’s just a huge fight for the division.
“You’ve got to give Dillian credit. He fought [Alexander] Povetkin before, had to come back and win that rematch. Now he goes in a really tough fight against Otto Wallin, he’s ready to make a statement October 30th and move forward to fight Tyson Fury.
Can Whyte pull off an upset win against Fury? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below
Whyte was one of the names on Fury’s “bucket list” of opponents he wants to face before retiring from the sport.
But Fury’s father John as played down the fight and thinks Tyson should wait to fight Usyk instead.
Hearn said a statement from the WBC reveals they will wait 30 days before ordering his mandatory fight with Whyte, but Hearn thinks the delay is pointless.
He continued: “The main thing is they have to go Fury these 30 days, is what they’ve said in their statement. They shouldn’t because contractually Tyson Fury can’t fight Oleksandr Usyk.
“So there’s no point having that 30 days in my opinion, but it is what it is. They should’ve been ordering the Dillian Whyte mandatory now really, but if we have to wait 30 days then so be it.
“Dillian get the job done at the O2 and then we get a massive fight between two Brits for the WBC and Ring magazine titles. I don’t see why Tyson wouldn’t want to fight Dillian Whyte. It’s a huge payday and massive event.
“Then the winner of that fight can fight the winner of AJ vs Usyk.”