Whyte and Fury finalise contract on WBC heavyweight title clash

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Dillian Whyte will challenge Tyson Fury for the WBC heavyweight belt, which could lead to an undisputed world title clash against the winner of Oleksandr Usyk’s rematch against Anthony Joshua for the WBA, IBF and WBO belts.

Dillian Whyte and Tyson Fury have signed their contract to for their WBC heavyweight title fight according to Skysports.

According to reports the contract has been finalized and lodged to the WBC in the closing hours of a deadline day for Whyte and Fury to reach an agreement.

Whyte, who holds the WBC interim title after a rematch win over Alexander Povetkin, will challenge Fury for the right to become WBC heavyweight champion.

The Brixton man secured his WBC mandatory title shot after knocking out Povetkin last March, while Fury retained his WBC belt with an 11th-round knockout of Deontay Wilder in October.

The winner of Fury vs Whyte could then revive hopes of an undisputed world title fight this year, with Oleksandr Usyk set to defend his WBA, IBF and WBO world belts against Anthony Joshua.

Whyte had previously told Sky Sports that he was not concerned about the date and venue of the Fury fight: “Wherever they want the fight, whenever they want the fight, I don’t care.

“I’ve been trying to fight him for a long time. I’ve been ready to fight him for a long time.

“I just want to fight him for the world title now.”

 

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