Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte WHC fight confirmed

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Tyson Fury will defend his World Boxing Council heavyweight title against Dillian Whyte after the protracted argument over his next fight was settled on Friday night.

Fury’s promoters Frank Warren and Bob Arum won the purse bid at WBC headquarters in Mexico City, lodging a bid of around £30.5 million which bettered rival Eddie Hearn’s offer of £24 million. The fight must take place within the next 90 days with Cardiff’s Principality Stadium the likely venue

For the first time, Whyte will now challenge for a world title against the undefeated Fury.

Fury emerged with two huge wins from a historic trilogy with Deontay Wilder.

Confirmation of Fury vs Whyte leaves the path clear for Anthony Joshua to take on Oleksandr Usyk in their world title rematch.

Usyk won the IBF, WBO and WBA heavyweight titles after beating Joshua in London last September.

Joshua was this week offered a lucrative step-aside offer to delay his rematch and allow Fury and Usyk to fight first in order to crown the division’s first undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis.

Fury posted an Instagram story shortly after the announcement hinting that the fight against Whyte will take place in the UK, the words “BIG GK IS COMING HOME, UK BABY” accompany the lyrics to the song ‘Three Lions’.

Although no dates have been confirmed for either fight, Hearn has suggested Usyk vs Joshua is likely to take place in May with Fury vs Whyte possible for April.

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