Before the rematch with Alexander Povetkin, Dillian Whyte teases Anthony Joshua or Tyson Fury.
Dillian Whyte wants to be the first in line to fight the winner of Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury’s fight later this year.
Even if he defeats Alexander Povetkin at the second time of asking on Saturday night, Dillian Whyte has admitted that he will have to wait until next year to face the winner of Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury. The 32-year-old was knocked out by the Russian in a bruising bout back in August, but he’ll have an opportunity to redeem himself this weekend in Gibraltar, with a potential world title fight firmly in his sights.
Whyte was the mandatory challenger to Fury’s WBC heavyweight title prior to last year’s defeat, and he held the interim version of the title before his ambitions took a knock.
Joshua and Fury are set to meet before the end of the year, with Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn revealing earlier this month that a two-bout agreement had been reached.
The exact date and location of the first match have yet to be determined, however it has been suggested that it will take place in late June or early July.
The winner will become the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999, with Joshua and Fury presently battling it out for the belt.
Whyte has stated his desire to fight for a world title on several times, but he will have to wait till the all-British unification bouts are completed before pursuing his dream.
He told BBC Sport on Friday that he hopes to fight either Joshua or Fury next year, indicating that he will keep himself occupied until the opportunity presents itself.
“If I beat Povetkin, I’ll be the mandatory challenger again,” Whyte asserted. “However, because Fury has agreed to fight Joshua, I’ll have to wait.
“Obviously, the possibility of facing one of them for four titles excites me. They’re the finest in the world, and I’m in boxing to compete against them.
“However, if they agree to two battles, I’ll have to wait a year to fight them.
“But I wouldn’t just sit there; I’d go fight someone else in the meanwhile. “Brinkwire Summary News” said I was number.