Dillian Whyte is the mandatory challenger for Tyson Fury’s WBC heavyweight title, and a bout between the two is drawing nearer.
Dillian Whyte has doubled down on labelling Tyson Fury a ‘coward’ as he bids to fight for the WBC heavyweight title. Whyte, 33, is the mandatory challenger to Fury’s belt, and providing he beats Ollo Wallin on October 30 will be next in line to finally face ‘The Gypsy King’.
It’s a bout that Whyte has publicly sought for years, frequently accusing Fury of neglecting WBC orders in order to avoid a clash with ‘The Body Snatcher’.
Indeed, on his official Twitter page, Whyte has pinned a Tweet first written in June 2020 which reads: “Gypsy Tyson Fury Coward always conning the public, you forget I’ve put you down lots before & watched you pathetically sobbing on the canvas, you ran away last year when WBC boxing ordered you to fight me anytime anywhere anyhow.”
Whyte signed off the tweet with the hashtags #FakeTyson and #Coward, and he took to social media again in September when Fury, whilst promoting his trilogy fight with Wilder on BT Sport, said: “Dillian Whyte, that’s definitely going to happen in December, I’m gonna splatter him for sure.”
In response, Whyte made reference to Fury’s past problems with cocaine by tweeting “I see gypsy coward is back on the white lines again #DONTDODRUGS.”
It’s been a long standing war of words between the British fighters, with Whyte’s pinned tweet a reference to his claims that he had knocked out Fury, also 33, during a previous sparring session.
At the time, Fury replied in equally cutting fashion, telling Whyte to ‘come back when you achieve something’ and taunting his rival by saying he was only famous for ‘getting chinned’ by Anthony Joshua.
Fury was citing Whyte’s first professional career defeat in December 2015, when Joshua stopped him in the seventh round at the O2 Arena in a bout for the then vacant British title.
Whyte however, worked his way back from that to become mandatory challenger for the WBC world crown in 2020, but his ambitions were rocked in August that year then he was on the wrong end of a fifth round knockout against Alexander Povetkin.
He duly avenged that loss seven months later, returning the favour to the Russian fighter by brutally flooring. “Brinkwire Summary News”.