WBC and LINEAL!!!! heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has a lot on his plate at this moment, with a third fight against Deontay Wilder up next for him at some point, and then a potential undisputed title fight with Anthony Joshua agreed to, if not guaranteed, for 2021.
But Dillian Whyte potentially sits in the middle of that. The WBC has kinda-sorta promised he’ll get his shot at their belt — which Whyte believes to be long overdue — in early 2021. That may or may not happen, but the chance it does is pretty decent.
Whyte (27-1, 18 KO) is currently set to face Alexander Povetkin on Aug. 22 in the finale of “Matchroom Fight Camp,” a series of bouts being held in Eddie Hearn’s garden (we call them “backyards” in the States). Povetkin (35-2-1, 24 KO) may be 40, but he’s far from a pushover, and could easily ruin Whyte’s plans and goals for next year. If Povetkin beats Whyte, that argument for a WBC title shot disappears.
But Dillian is never one to sit around not talking. He recently told Bob Arum, Fury’s co-promoter, to shut up, basically, and he took out some frustrations toward Fury on Twitter:
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 @wbcboxing ordered you to fight me anytime anywhere anyhow #FakeTyson #Coward— Dillian Whyte (@DillianWhyte) June 26, 2020
Listen Luke “Fake Tyson” Fury @Tyson_Fury you’re a deluded Gypsy Coward who lies about everything when I was knocking you down & you were sobbing I felt sorry for you & started taking it easy but next time I will retire you #Coward #FakeTyson— Dillian Whyte (@DillianWhyte) June 27, 2020
Keep running Luke @Tyson_Fury unlike u I’m a real fighting man not a lying fake coward & I’ll fight u or anyone else anywhere including Eddies back garden I’m not begging for a payday but u are begging WBC to make u franchise champ so I don’t humiliate u again #FakeTyson #Coward— Dillian Whyte (@DillianWhyte) June 27, 2020
Fury responded, of course, as Tyson is also not one to keep quiet:
@DillianWhyte your a mug,— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) June 26, 2020
Come back when u achieve something dosser, A man who had famous for getting chinned by AJ....
@DillianWhyte in your dreams bum, listen wait like a good boy & I might think about giving you a pay day only if your nice Until then keep fighting 40 odd year olds in eddies garden mr big time.— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) June 27, 2020
@DillianWhyte u couldn’t drop a old faded wach never mind me, I had u many times your a shit bag no good dosser! Who’s basically begging for a payday.... get down on your knees and tell me you love me bitchhhh...,.— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) June 27, 2020
@DillianWhyte worry about Povetkin the 40 year old you fighting in eddies garden, he may surprise you. ✅— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) June 27, 2020
@DillianWhyte U can talk all the shit on Twitter u want but facts are facts, how many world titles you won again?— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) June 27, 2020
to my camps sparing and paying him and looking after him like egg in a cake & this is how I’m repaid with BS tweets. There is a saying people take kindness for a weakness. & another men meet before mountains,— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) June 28, 2020
Fury (30-0-1, 21 KO) has insisted he’s not looking past Wilder — in fact, he has said he believes Wilder would knock out Joshua, Whyte, or anyone else in the division besides himself — but all things considered, this sort of thing isn’t all bad, as it gives a potential Fury-Whyte fight a bit more juice if indeed it does get forced by the WBC, should both men not lose before it can come up next year.