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Eddie Hearn wants Tyson Fury to fight boxer currently next on his ‘bucket list’


Eddie Hearn has revealed he would like to see Tyson Fury square off with Dillian Whyte.

Fury retained his WBC Heavyweight Championship over the weekend when he beat Deontay Wilder via KO in the eleventh.

The Gypsy King had twice picked himself up off the canvas, and so too had Wilder, by the time Fury was able to deal the decisive hook.

And fans are already licking their lips at the prospect of a unification bout between Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.

But Matchroom promoted Hearn has other ideas and speaking to IFL TV, Hearn revealed he thinks Fury should face Whyte.



Fury retained his championship over the weekend

“Dillian Whyte is the mandatory for Tyson Fury, and that’ll be called in 30 days time,” he said.

“Obviously, Dillian has a massive fight at the O2 with Otto Wallin, but he’s the mandatory challenger for Tyson Fury.

“It’s a brilliant fight. I’d like to see Tyson back in the UK. He hasn’t boxed in the UK in three years or four years. It’s a massive fight for the division.

“You’ve got to give Dillian credit for going in there. He fought [Alexander] Povetkin before, and he had to come back and win that rematch.

“Now he goes in for another tough fight against Otto Wallin, and he’s ready to make a statement on October 30 and then move forward and fight Tyson Fury. He’s mandatory now.”

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Dillian Whyte poses for a portrait during the Clash On The Dunes Press Conference at the Diriyah Season Hospitality Lounge on December 04, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
Hearn wants to see Whyte face Fury


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Speaking earlier this year, Fury confirmed his five-fight plan, which included Whyte.

“I have a bucket list and my next five fights in mind,” Fury previously told BT Sport Boxing. “I am going to have a December fight after this, because Joshua won’t happen then, it’ll happen in March.

“It’s Wilder on October 9 – Dillian Whyte in December in a UK stadium where I will shut him up once and for all. Then Joshua in March in Saudi Arabia and then a rematch back here in Wembley. Then I will fight Chisora in my fifth and final fight.”

However, a bout between Fury and Anthony Joshua isn’t off the table completely.

And the pair could finally meet in the ring after their unification bout collapsed over the summer before Joshua lost his belts to Usyk.





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