Tyson Fury has an opponent

By Robert Ecksel on March 5, 2019
Tyson Fury has an opponent
Whyte was hoping for a rematch with Joshua, who TKO’d him they fought four years ago.

Hard-hitting Dillian Whyte (25-1, 18 KOs) is on the cusp of signing a multi-fight contract with Top Rank Promotions…

Tyson Fury has an opponent. He holds no title. He’s not one of the Big Three. But he’s a serious fighter with a serious punch, plus he’s got a name to go along with a presence.

According to BoxingScene.com, Dillian Whyte (25-1, 18 KOs), the hard-hitting contender from Brixton, London, England, is on the cusp of signing a multi-fight contract with Top Rank Promotions, giving its most recent signee, undefeated Tyson Fury 27-0-1), the lineal heavyweight champion who hails from Manchester, a credible opponent to fight somewhere down the road on ESPN+.

Whyte won’t be the first man Fury fights. Under the watchful eye of Bob Arum, it’s more likely than not that they will initially fight lesser opponents, before either risks suffering a loss by fighting top drawer fighters like themselves.

Whyte was hoping for a rematch with Anthony Joshua, who TKO’d the Jamaican-born bomber when they fought four years ago. But Joshua’s promoter, Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn, nipped Whyte’s wishes in the bud by lowballing him with a $4 million offer to fight AJ a second time.

So, as Joshua prepares to defend his many titles against Jarrell Miller on June 1, Whyte has abandoned DAZN’s ship, rather than walk Fast Eddie’s plank, and signed a lucrative deal to fight Tyson Fury in the hopefully not too distant future.

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  1. Mau-Mauing The Flak Catchers 09:05am, 03/06/2019

    Everyone with any integrity and a shred of HONESTY knows that Tyson Fury is the REAL champion especially after he was ripped off in his bout with Wilder. Wilder had a questionable knockdown in the 9th round and a helluva knockdown in the final round, other than that, Wilder did absolutely nothing. Fury could have done more, but he certainly did enough to win the decision.

  2. Chris 04:04am, 03/06/2019

    Why does every site keep going on about lineal heavyweight champion, if people cast their minds back after Lennox Lewis retired it was eventually given to Klitschko about 5 years later so its an absolute non title. Tyson Fury does not hold any title

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