‘You can never trust anything he says’: Dillian Whyte fears Tyson Fury may decide to QUIT rather than fight him, as heavyweight hopes claim Deontay Wilder trilogy may stop all-British meeting
- Dillian Whyte fears a fight with Tyson Fury won’t happen early next year
- Fury, 33, is expected to be ordered to defend his title against Whyte, 33
- However, Whyte says that Fury may decide to retire rather than return to the ring.
- Heavyweight hopeful wants to face Gypsy King in UK in February
Dillian Whyte has cast doubt on a potential showdown with Tyson Fury early next year, as the heavyweight hopeful warned that the Gypsy King could decide to retire rather than get back in the ring.
The 33-year-old Whyte is in pole position to face Fury following the Brit’s dramatic win over Deontay Wilder this month, and the WBC is expected to order the fight from all Brits.
A fight is anticipated in February and he will finally see Whyte get a shot at the heavyweight title, having been on the cusp of a shot for the past several years.
Dillian Whyte has questioned a potential heavyweight clash against Tyson Fury next year
However, Whyte says that a fight with Fury is not a certainty and that the unpredictable Gypsy King may decide to hang up his gloves after his successful trilogy against Wilder.
“The Tyson Fury fight is a fight that I wanted, it’s a fight that I tried to get before,” Whyte said. ‘[It was] Mandatory for belts and it did not happen. And luckily for me now, it looks like it’s going to move on.
But you can never trust anything Tyson Fury says. because I could say, “You know what I’ve had enough of, I don’t want to fight anymore.” Or you could say, “I need a longer break.”
The Body Snatcher (L) is the mandatory challenger for the WBC heavyweight title of Fury (R)
Whyte says the physical cost of Fury’s trilogy with Deontay Wilder may force him to retire
‘He’s had three tough fights with Deontay Wilder. We don’t know how much they got out of him. So we will have to wait and see.
Whyte was set to face Otto Wallin later this month, but a Body Snatcher’s shoulder injury forced the fight to flop. The 33-year-old said that while his focus remains on healing as quickly as possible, he would love to see his fight with Fury unfold in the UK.
“It is an important fight in boxing, especially for the UK.” ‘It is an important fight. If he and I can dust off early next year in a stadium.
The Body Snatcher Says A Fight In The UK Would Be The Perfect Homecoming For The Gypsy King
‘It is an important fight and one that I am looking forward to. I think Tyson Fury will also be eager to fight me. It’s a great fight.
“ We know each other well, we have trained, we have spent time together, we have had our ups and downs and our difficulties and stuff.
But I think logically he’ll think, “This is a good fight. It’s a good homecoming fight and it should happen.” So let’s see.